Adjectives Starting with D
Dacian (a.) Of or pertaining to Dacia or the Dacians.
Dactylar (a.) Pertaining to dactyl; dactylic.
Dactylar (a.) Of or pertaining to a finger or toe, or to the claw of an insect crustacean.
Dactylic (a.) Pertaining to, consisting chiefly or wholly of, dactyls; as, dactylic verses.
Dactylopterous (a.) Having the inferior rays of the pectoral fins partially or entirely free, as in the gurnards.
Daedal (a.) Alt. of Daedalian
Daedalian (a.) Cunningly or ingeniously formed or working; skillful; artistic; ingenious.
Daedalian (a.) Crafty; deceitful.
Daedalous (a.) Having a variously cut or incised margin; -- said of leaves.
Daemon (a.) Alt. of Daemonic
Daemonic (a.) See Demon, Demonic.
Daft (a.) Stupid; foolish; idiotic; also, delirious; insane; as, he has gone daft.
Daft (a.) Gay; playful; frolicsome.
Daggle-tail (a.) Alt. of Daggle-tailed
Daggle-tailed (a.) Having the lower ends of garments defiled by trailing in mire or filth; draggle-tailed.
Dag-tailed (a.) Daggle-tailed; having the tail clogged with daglocks.
Daguerrean (a.) Alt. of Daguerreian
Daguerreian (a.) Pertaining to Daguerre, or to his invention of the daguerreotype.
Daily (a.) Happening, or belonging to, each successive day; diurnal; as, daily labor; a daily bulletin.
Daint (a.) Dainty.
Daisied (a.) Full of daisies; adorned with daisies.
Dalmatian (a.) Of or pertaining to Dalmatia.
Damageable (a.) Capable of being injured or impaired; liable to, or susceptible of, damage; as, a damageable cargo.
Damageable (a.) Hurtful; pernicious.
Damascene (a.) Of or relating to Damascus.
Damask (a.) Pertaining to, or originating at, the city of Damascus; resembling the products or manufactures of Damascus.
Damask (a.) Having the color of the damask rose.
Damasse (a.) Woven like damask.
Damnable (a.) Liable to damnation; deserving, or for which one deserves, to be damned; of a damning nature.
Damnable (a.) Odious; pernicious; detestable.
Damnatory (a.) Dooming to damnation; condemnatory.
Damned (a.) Sentenced to punishment in a future state; condemned; consigned to perdition.
Damned (a.) Hateful; detestable; abominable.
Damnific (a.) Procuring or causing loss; mischievous; injurious.
Damning (a.) That damns; damnable; as, damning evidence of guilt.
Dampish (a.) Moderately damp or moist.
Dampy (a.) Somewhat damp.
Dampy (a.) Dejected; gloomy; sorrowful.
Dancette (a.) Deeply indented; having large teeth; thus, a fess dancette has only three teeth in the whole width of the escutcheon.
Dancy (a.) Same as Dancette.
Dandified (a.) Made up like a dandy; having the dress or manners of a dandy; buckish.
Dandyish (a.) Like a dandy.
Dangerful (a.) Full of danger; dangerous.
Dangerless (a.) Free from danger.
Dangerous (a.) Attended or beset with danger; full of risk; perilous; hazardous; unsafe.
Dangerous (a.) Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury.
Dangerous (a.) In a condition of danger, as from illness; threatened with death.
Dangerous (a.) Hard to suit; difficult to please.
Dangerous (a.) Reserved; not affable.
Danish (a.) Belonging to the Danes, or to their language or country.
Dank (a.) Damp; moist; humid; wet.
Dankish (a.) Somewhat dank.
Dansk (a.) Danish.
Dantean (a.) Relating to, emanating from or resembling, the poet Dante or his writings.
Dantesque (a.) Dantelike; Dantean.
Danubian (a.) Pertaining to, or bordering on, the river Danube.
Dapatical (a.) Sumptuous in cheer.
Dapper (a.) Little and active; spruce; trim; smart; neat in dress or appearance; lively.
Dapple (a.) Alt. of Dappled
Dappled (a.) Marked with spots of different shades of color; spotted; variegated; as, a dapple horse.
Dareful (a.) Full of daring or of defiance; adventurous.
Daring (a.) Bold; fearless; adventurous; as, daring spirits.
Dark (a.) Destitute, or partially destitute, of light; not receiving, reflecting, or radiating light; wholly or partially black, or of some deep shade of color; not light-colored; as, a dark room; a dark day; dark cloth; dark paint; a dark complexion.
Dark (a.) Not clear to the understanding; not easily seen through; obscure; mysterious; hidden.
Dark (a.) Destitute of knowledge and culture; in moral or intellectual darkness; unrefined; ignorant.
Dark (a.) Evincing black or foul traits of character; vile; wicked; atrocious; as, a dark villain; a dark deed.
Dark (a.) Foreboding evil; gloomy; jealous; suspicious.
Dark (a.) Deprived of sight; blind.
Darken (a.) To make dark or black; to deprive of light; to obscure; as, a darkened room.
Darken (a.) To render dim; to deprive of vision.
Darken (a.) To cloud, obscure, or perplex; to render less clear or intelligible.
Darken (a.) To cast a gloom upon.
Darken (a.) To make foul; to sully; to tarnish.
Darkful (a.) Full of darkness.
Darkish (a.) Somewhat dark; dusky.
Darksome (a.) Dark; gloomy; obscure; shaded; cheerless.
Darling (a.) Dearly beloved; regarded with especial kindness and tenderness; favorite.
Darrein (a.) Last; as, darrein continuance, the last continuance.
Dartoic (a.) Of or pertaining to the dartos.
Dartoid (a.) Like the dartos; dartoic; as, dartoid tissue.
Dartrous (a.) Relating to, or partaking of the nature of, the disease called tetter; herpetic.
Darwinian (a.) Pertaining to Darwin; as, the Darwinian theory, a theory of the manner and cause of the supposed development of living things from certain original forms or elements.
Dashing (a.) Bold; spirited; showy.
Dashy (a.) Calculated to arrest attention; ostentatiously fashionable; showy.
Dastard (a.) Meanly shrinking from danger; cowardly; dastardly.
Dastardly (a.) Meanly timid; cowardly; base; as, a dastardly outrage.
Dasypaedal (a.) Dasypaedic.
Dasypaedic (a.) Pertaining to the Dasypaedes; ptilopaedic.
Dasyurine (a.) Pertaining to, or like, the dasyures.
Datable (a.) That may be dated; having a known or ascertainable date.
Dateless (a.) Without date; having no fixed time.
Dative (a.) Noting the case of a noun which expresses the remoter object, and is generally indicated in English by to or for with the objective.
Dative (a.) In one's gift; capable of being disposed of at will and pleasure, as an office.
Dative (a.) Removable, as distinguished from perpetual; -- said of an officer.
Dative (a.) Given by a magistrate, as distinguished from being cast upon a party by the law.
Dauby (a.) Smeary; viscous; glutinous; adhesive.
Daughterly (a.) Becoming a daughter; filial.
Dauntless (a.) Incapable of being daunted; undaunted; bold; fearless; intrepid.
Davidic (a.) Of or pertaining to David, the king and psalmist of Israel, or to his family.
Dawish (a.) Like a daw.
Dead (a.) Deprived of life; -- opposed to alive and living; reduced to that state of a being in which the organs of motion and life have irrevocably ceased to perform their functions; as, a dead tree; a dead man.
Dead (a.) Destitute of life; inanimate; as, dead matter.
Dead (a.) Resembling death in appearance or quality; without show of life; deathlike; as, a dead sleep.
Dead (a.) Still as death; motionless; inactive; useless; as, dead calm; a dead load or weight.
Dead (a.) So constructed as not to transmit sound; soundless; as, a dead floor.
Dead (a.) Unproductive; bringing no gain; unprofitable; as, dead capital; dead stock in trade.
Dead (a.) Lacking spirit; dull; lusterless; cheerless; as, dead eye; dead fire; dead color, etc.
Dead (a.) Monotonous or unvaried; as, a dead level or pain; a dead wall.
Dead (a.) Sure as death; unerring; fixed; complete; as, a dead shot; a dead certainty.
Dead (a.) Bringing death; deadly.
Dead (a.) Wanting in religious spirit and vitality; as, dead faith; dead works.
Dead (a.) Flat; without gloss; -- said of painting which has been applied purposely to have this effect.
Dead (a.) Not brilliant; not rich; thus, brown is a dead color, as compared with crimson.
Dead (a.) Cut off from the rights of a citizen; deprived of the power of enjoying the rights of property; as, one banished or becoming a monk is civilly dead.
Dead (a.) Not imparting motion or power; as, the dead spindle of a lathe, etc. See Spindle.
Deadbeat (a.) Making a beat without recoil; giving indications by a single beat or excursion; -- said of galvanometers and other instruments in which the needle or index moves to the extent of its deflection and stops with little or no further oscillation.
Deadborn (a.) Stillborn.
Deaden (a.) To make as dead; to impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; to lessen the force or acuteness of; to blunt; as, to deaden the natural powers or feelings; to deaden a sound.
Deaden (a.) To lessen the velocity or momentum of; to retard; as, to deaden a ship's headway.
Deaden (a.) To make vapid or spiritless; as, to deaden wine.
Deaden (a.) To deprive of gloss or brilliancy; to obscure; as, to deaden gilding by a coat of size.
Dead-hearted (a.) Having a dull, faint heart; spiritless; listless.
Deadish (a.) Somewhat dead, dull, or lifeless; deathlike.
Deadly (a.) Capable of causing death; mortal; fatal; destructive; certain or likely to cause death; as, a deadly blow or wound.
Deadly (a.) Aiming or willing to destroy; implacable; desperately hostile; flagitious; as, deadly enemies.
Deadly (a.) Subject to death; mortal.
Dead-stroke (a.) Making a stroke without recoil; deadbeat.
Deaf (a.) Wanting the sense of hearing, either wholly or in part; unable to perceive sounds; hard of hearing; as, a deaf man.
Deaf (a.) Unwilling to hear or listen; determinedly inattentive; regardless; not to be persuaded as to facts, argument, or exhortation; -- with to; as, deaf to reason.
Deaf (a.) Deprived of the power of hearing; deafened.
Deaf (a.) Obscurely heard; stifled; deadened.
Deaf (a.) Decayed; tasteless; dead; as, a deaf nut; deaf corn.
Deafly (a.) Lonely; solitary.
Deambulatory (a.) Going about from place to place; wandering; of or pertaining to a deambulatory.
Dear-bought (a.) Bought at a high price; as, dear-bought experience.
Dear-loved (a.) Greatly beloved.
Dearn (a.) Secret; lonely; solitary; dreadful.
Dearworth (a.) Precious.
Deathful (a.) Full of death or slaughter; murderous; destructive; bloody.
Deathful (a.) Liable to undergo death; mortal.
Deathless (a.) Not subject to death, destruction, or extinction; immortal; undying; imperishable; as, deathless beings; deathless fame.
Deathlike (a.) Resembling death.
Deathlike (a.) Deadly.
Deathly (a.) Deadly; fatal; mortal; destructive.
Deaurate (a.) Gilded.
Debase (a.) To reduce from a higher to a lower state or grade of worth, dignity, purity, station, etc.; to degrade; to lower; to deteriorate; to abase; as, to debase the character by crime; to debase the mind by frivolity; to debase style by vulgar words.
Debased (a.) Turned upside down from its proper position; inverted; reversed.
Debatable (a.) Liable to be debated; disputable; subject to controversy or contention; open to question or dispute; as, a debatable question.
Debateful (a.) Full of contention; contentious; quarrelsome.
Debauched (a.) Dissolute; dissipated.
Debentured (a.) Entitled to drawback or debenture; as, debentured goods.
Debile (a.) Weak.
Debilitant (a.) Diminishing the energy of organs; reducing excitement; as, a debilitant drug.
Debility (a.) The state of being weak; weakness; feebleness; languor.
Debonair (a.) Characterized by courteousness, affability, or gentleness; of good appearance and manners; graceful; complaisant.
Debruised (a.) Surmounted by an ordinary; as, a lion is debruised when a bend or other ordinary is placed over it, as in the cut.
Debtless (a.) Free from debt.
Decucuminated (a.) Having the point or top cut off.
Decadal (a.) Pertaining to ten; consisting of tens.
Decadent (a.) Decaying; deteriorating.
Decagonal (a.) Pertaining to a decagon; having ten sides.
Decagynian (a.) Alt. of Deccagynous
Deccagynous (a.) Belonging to the Decagynia; having ten styles.
Decahedral (a.) Having ten sides.
Decanal (a.) Pertaining to a dean or deanery.
Decandrian (a.) Alt. of Decandrous
Decandrous (a.) Belonging to the Decandria; having ten stamens.
Decangular (a.) Having ten angles.
Decani (a.) Used of the side of the choir on which the dean's stall is placed; decanal; -- correlative to cantoris; as, the decanal, or decani, side.
Decaphyllous (a.) Having ten leaves.
Deccapodal (a.) Alt. of Deccapodous
Deccapodous (a.) Belonging to the decapods; having ten feet; ten-footed.
Decastyle (a.) Having ten columns in front; -- said of a portico, temple, etc.
Decasyllabic (a.) Having, or consisting of, ten syllables.
Decatoic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, decane.
Decayed (a.) Fallen, as to physical or social condition; affected with decay; rotten; as, decayed vegetation or vegetables; a decayed fortune or gentleman.
Deceased (a.) Passed away; dead; gone.
Decedent (a.) Removing; departing.
Deceitful (a.) Full of, or characterized by, deceit; serving to mislead or insnare; trickish; fraudulent; cheating; insincere.
Deceitless (a.) Free from deceit.
Deceivable (a.) Fitted to deceive; deceitful.
Deceivable (a.) Subject to deceit; capable of being misled.
Decemdentate (a.) Having ten points or teeth.
Decemfid (a.) Cleft into ten parts.
Decemlocular (a.) Having ten cells for seeds.
Decempedal (a.) Ten feet in length.
Decempedal (a.) Having ten feet; decapodal.
Decemviral (a.) Pertaining to the decemvirs in Rome.
Decennial (a.) Consisting of ten years; happening every ten years; as, a decennial period; decennial games.
Decennoval (a.) Alt. of Decennovary
Decennovary (a.) Pertaining to the number nineteen; of nineteen years.
Decent (a.) Suitable in words, behavior, dress, or ceremony; becoming; fit; decorous; proper; seemly; as, decent conduct; decent language.
Decent (a.) Free from immodesty or obscenity; modest.
Decent (a.) Comely; shapely; well-formed.
Decent (a.) Moderate, but competent; sufficient; hence, respectable; fairly good; reasonably comfortable or satisfying; as, a decent fortune; a decent person.
Deceptible (a.) Capable of being deceived; deceivable.
Deceptious (a.) Tending deceive; delusive.
Deceptive (a.) Tending to deceive; having power to mislead, or impress with false opinions; as, a deceptive countenance or appearance.
Deceptory (a.) Deceptive.
Decerpt (a.) Plucked off or away.
Decerptible (a.) That may be plucked off, cropped, or torn away.
Decidable (a.) Capable of being decided; determinable.
Decided (a.) Free from ambiguity; unequivocal; unmistakable; unquestionable; clear; evident; as, a decided advantage.
Decided (a.) Free from doubt or wavering; determined; of fixed purpose; fully settled; positive; resolute; as, a decided opinion or purpose.
Deciduate (a.) Possessed of, or characterized by, a decidua.
Deciduous (a.) Falling off, or subject to fall or be shed, at a certain season, or a certain stage or interval of growth, as leaves (except of evergreens) in autumn, or as parts of animals, such as hair, teeth, antlers, etc.; also, shedding leaves or parts at certain seasons, stages, or intervals; as, deciduous trees; the deciduous membrane.
Decillionth (a.) Pertaining to a decillion, or to the quotient of unity divided by a decillion.
Decimal (a.) Of or pertaining to decimals; numbered or proceeding by tens; having a tenfold increase or decrease, each unit being ten times the unit next smaller; as, decimal notation; a decimal coinage.
Decimosexto (a.) Having sixteen leaves to a sheet; as, a decimosexto form, book, leaf, size.
Decipherable (a.) Capable of being deciphered; as, old writings not decipherable.
Decisive (a.) Having the power or quality of deciding a question or controversy; putting an end to contest or controversy; final; conclusive.
Decisive (a.) Marked by promptness and decision.
Decisory (a.) Able to decide or determine; having a tendency to decide.
Declamatory (a.) Pertaining to declamation; treated in the manner of a rhetorician; as, a declamatory theme.
Declamatory (a.) Characterized by rhetorical display; pretentiously rhetorical; without solid sense or argument; bombastic; noisy; as, a declamatory way or style.
Declarable (a.) Capable of being declared.
Declarative (a.) Making declaration, proclamation, or publication; explanatory; assertive; declaratory.
Declaratory (a.) Making declaration, explanation, or exhibition; making clear or manifest; affirmative; expressive; as, a clause declaratory of the will of the legislature.
Declensional (a.) Belonging to declension.
Declinable (a.) Capable of being dec
Declinal (a.) Declining; sloping.
Declinate (a.) Bent downward or aside; (Bot.) bending downward in a curve; dec
Declinatory (a.) Containing or involving a declination or refusal, as of submission to a charge or sentence.
Declinous (a.) Declinate.
Declivitous (a.) Alt. of Declivous
Declivous (a.) Descending gradually; moderately steep; sloping; downhill.
Decoctible (a.) Capable of being boiled or digested.
Decollated (a.) Decapitated; worn or cast off in the process of growth, as the apex of certain univalve shells.
Decollete (a.) Leaving the neck and shoulders uncovered; cut low in the neck, or low-necked, as a dress.
Decolorate (a.) Deprived of color.
Decomplex (a.) Repeatedly compound; made up of complex constituents.
Decomposable (a.) Capable of being resolved into constituent elements.
Decomposed (a.) Separated or broken up; -- said of the crest of birds when the feathers are divergent.
Decomposite (a.) Compounded more than once; compounded with things already composite.
Decomposite (a.) See Decompound, a., 2.
Decompound (a.) Compound of what is already compounded; compounded a second time.
Decompound (a.) Several times compounded or divided, as a leaf or stem; decomposite.
Decompoundable (a.) Capable of being decompounded.
Decorative (a.) Suited to decorate or embellish; adorning.
Decorous (a.) Suitable to a character, or to the time, place, and occasion; marked with decorum; becoming; proper; seemly; befitting; as, a decorous speech; decorous behavior; a decorous dress for a judge.
Decreaseless (a.) Suffering no decrease.
Decreasing (a.) Becoming less and less; diminishing.
Decreeable (a.) Capable of being decreed.
Decrepit (a.) Broken down with age; wasted and enfeebled by the infirmities of old age; feeble; worn out.
Decrescent (a.) Becoming less by gradual diminution; decreasing; as, a decrescent moon.
Decretal (a.) Appertaining to a decree; containing a decree; as, a decretal epistle.
Decretal (a.) An authoritative order or decree; especially, a letter of the pope, determining some point or question in ecclesiastical law. The decretals form the second part of the canon law.
Decretal (a.) The collection of ecclesiastical decrees and decisions made, by order of Gregory IX., in 1234, by St. Raymond of Pennafort.
Decretorial (a.) Decretory; authoritative.
Decretory (a.) Established by a decree; definitive; settled.
Decretory (a.) Serving to determine; critical.
Decuman (a.) Large; chief; -- applied to an extraordinary billow, supposed by some to be every tenth in order. [R.] Also used substantively.
Decumbent (a.) Lying down; prostrate; recumbent.
Decumbent (a.) Reclining on the ground, as if too weak to stand, and tending to rise at the summit or apex; as, a decumbent stem.
Decuple (a.) Tenfold.
Decurrent (a.) Extending downward; -- said of a leaf whose base extends downward and forms a wing along the stem.
Decursive (a.) Running down; decurrent.
Decussate (a.) Alt. of Decussated
Decussated (a.) Crossed; intersected.
Decussated (a.) Growing in pairs, each of which is at right angles to the next pair above or below; as, decussated leaves or branches.
Decussated (a.) Consisting of two rising and two falling clauses, placed in alternate opposition to each other; as, a decussated period.
Decussative (a.) Intersecting at acute angles.
Decylic (a.) Allied to, or containing, the radical decyl.
Dedalian (a.) See Daedalian.
Dedalous (a.) See Daedalous.
Dede (a.) Dead.
Dedecorous (a.) Disgraceful; unbecoming.
Dedicatorial (a.) Dedicatory.
Dedicatory (a.) Constituting or serving as a dedication; complimental.
Dedolent (a.) Feeling no compunction; apathetic.
Deducible (a.) Capable of being deduced or inferred; derivable by reasoning, as a result or consequence.
Deducible (a.) Capable of being brought down.
Deducive (a.) That deduces; inferential.
Deductible (a.) Capable of being deducted, taken away, or withdrawn.
Deductible (a.) Deducible; consequential.
Deductive (a.) Of or pertaining to deduction; capable of being deduced from premises; deducible.
Deed (a.) Dead.
Deedful (a.) Full of deeds or exploits; active; stirring.
Deedless (a.) Not performing, or not having performed, deeds or exploits; inactive.
Deedy (a.) Industrious; active.
Deep-fet (a.) Deeply fetched or drawn.
Deep-laid (a.) Laid deeply; formed with cunning and sagacity; as, deep-laid plans.
Deep-mouthed (a.) Having a loud and sonorous voice.
Deep-read (a.) Profoundly book- learned.
Deep-sea (a.) Of or pertaining to the deeper parts of the sea; as, a deep-sea
Deep-waisted (a.) Having a deep waist, as when, in a ship, the poop and forecastle are much elevated above the deck.
Defamatory (a.) Containing defamation; injurious to reputation; calumnious; slanderous; as, defamatory words; defamatory writings.
Defamous (a.) Defamatory.
Defatigable (a.) Capable of being wearied or tired out.
Defeasanced (a.) Liable to defeasance; capable of being made void or forfeited.
Defeasible (a.) Capable of being annulled or made void; as, a defeasible title.
Defecate (a.) Freed from anything that can pollute, as dregs, lees, etc.; refined; purified.
Defectible (a.) Liable to defect; imperfect.
Defectious (a.) Having defects; imperfect.
Defective (a.) Wanting in something; incomplete; lacking a part; deficient; imperfect; faulty; -- applied either to natural or moral qualities; as, a defective limb; defective timber; a defective copy or account; a defective character; defective rules.
Defective (a.) Lacking some of the usual forms of declension or conjugation; as, a defective noun or verb.
Defectuous (a.) Full of defects; imperfect.
Defendable (a.) Capable of being defended; defensible.
Defendant (a.) Serving, or suitable, for defense; defensive.
Defendant (a.) Making defense.
Defenseless (a.) Destitute of defense; unprepared to resist attack; unable to oppose; unprotected.
Defensible (a.) Capable of being defended; as, a defensible city, or a defensible cause.
Defensible (a.) Capable of offering defense.
Defensive (a.) Serving to defend or protect; proper for defense; opposed to offensive; as, defensive armor.
Defensive (a.) Carried on by resisting attack or aggression; -- opposed to offensive; as, defensive war.
Defensive (a.) In a state or posture of defense.
Defensory (a.) Tending to defend; defensive; as, defensory preparations.
Deferent (a.) Serving to carry; bearing.
Deferential (a.) Expressing deference; accustomed to defer.
Defiant (a.) Full of defiance; bold; insolent; as, a defiant spirit or act.
Defiatory (a.) Bidding or manifesting defiance.
Deficient (a.) Wanting, to make up completeness; wanting, as regards a requirement; not sufficient; inadequate; defective; imperfect; incomplete; lacking; as, deficient parts; deficient estate; deficient strength; deficient in judgment.
Definable (a.) Capable of being defined, limited, or explained; determinable; describable by definition; ascertainable; as, definable limits; definable distinctions or regulations; definable words.
Definite (a.) Having certain or distinct; determinate in extent or greatness; limited; fixed; as, definite dimensions; a definite measure; a definite period or interval.
Definite (a.) Having certain limits in signification; determinate; certain; precise; fixed; exact; clear; as, a definite word, term, or expression.
Definite (a.) Determined; resolved.
Definite (a.) Serving to define or restrict; limiting; determining; as, the definite article.
Definitional (a.) Relating to definition; of the nature of a definition; employed in defining.
Definitive (a.) Determinate; positive; final; conclusive; unconditional; express.
Definitive (a.) Limiting; determining; as, a definitive word.
Definitive (a.) Determined; resolved.
Deflagrable (a.) Burning with a sudden and sparkling combustion, as niter; hence, slightly explosive; liable to snap and crackle when heated, as salt.
Deflectable (a.) Capable of being deflected.
Deflected (a.) Turned aside; deviating from a direct
Deflected (a.) Bent downward; deflexed.
Deflective (a.) Causing deflection.
Deflexed (a.) Bent abruptly downward.
Deflorate (a.) Past the flowering state; having shed its pollen.
Defluous (a.) Flowing down; falling off.
Defoliate (a.) Alt. of Defoliated
Defoliated (a.) Deprived of leaves, as by their natural fall.
Deform (a.) Deformed; misshapen; shapeless; horrid.
Deformed (a.) Unnatural or distorted in form; having a deformity; misshapen; disfigured; as, a deformed person; a deformed head.
Deformity (a.) The state of being deformed; want of proper form or symmetry; any unnatural form or shape; distortion; irregularity of shape or features; ug
Deformity (a.) Anything that destroys beauty, grace, or propriety; irregularity; absurdity; gross deviation from order or the established laws of propriety; as, deformity in an edifice; deformity of character.
Deft (a.) Apt; fit; dexterous; clever; handy; spruce; neat.
Defunct (a.) Having finished the course of life; dead; deceased.
Defunctive (a.) Funereal.
Degeneracy (a.) The act of becoming degenerate; a growing worse.
Degeneracy (a.) The state of having become degenerate; dec
Degenerate (a.) Having become worse than one's kind, or one's former state; having dec
Degenerative (a.) Undergoing or producing degeneration; tending to degenerate.
Degenerous (a.) Degenerate; base.
Degloried (a.) Deprived of glory; dishonored.
Deglutitious (a.) Pertaining to deglutition.
Deglutitory (a.) Serving for, or aiding in, deglutition.
Degraded (a.) Reduced in rank, character, or reputation; debased; sunken; low; base.
Degraded (a.) Having the typical characters or organs in a partially developed condition, or lacking certain parts.
Degraded (a.) Having steps; -- said of a cross each of whose extremities finishes in steps growing larger as they leave the center; -- termed also on degrees.
Degravation (a.) The act of making heavy.
Dehiscent (a.) Characterized by dehiscence; opening in some definite way, as the capsule of a plant.
Dehortative (a.) Dissuasive.
Dehortatory (a.) Fitted or designed to dehort or dissuade.
Deictic (a.) Direct; proving directly; -- applied to reasoning, and opposed to elenchtic or refutative.
Deific (a.) Alt. of Deifical
Deifical (a.) Making divine; producing a likeness to God; god-making.
Deified (a.) Honored or worshiped as a deity; treated with supreme regard; godlike.
Deiform (a.) Godlike, or of a godlike form.
Deiform (a.) Conformable to the will of God.
Deignous (a.) Haughty; disdainful.
Deinteous (a.) Alt. of Deintevous
Deintevous (a.) Rare; excellent; costly.
Deiparous (a.) Bearing or bringing forth a god; -- said of the Virgin Mary.
Deistic (a.) Alt. of Deistical
Deistical (a.) Pertaining to, savoring of, or consisting in, deism; as, a deistic writer; a deistical book.
Deitate (a.) Deified.
Deject (a.) Dejected.
Dejected (a.) Cast down; afflicted; low-spirited; sad; as, a dejected look or countenance.
Dejectory (a.) Having power, or tending, to cast down.
Dejectory (a.) Promoting evacuations by stool.
Deleble (a.) Capable of being blotted out or erased.
Delectable (a.) Highly pleasing; delightful.
Delegacy (a.) The act of delegating, or state of being delegated; deputed power.
Delegacy (a.) A body of delegates or commissioners; a delegation.
Delegate (a.) Sent to act for or represent another; deputed; as, a delegate judge.
Delegatory (a.) Holding a delegated position.
Delenifical (a.) Assuaging pain.
Deleterious (a.) Hurtful; noxious; destructive; pernicious; as, a deleterious plant or quality; a deleterious example.
Deletery (a.) Destructive; poisonous.
Deletitious (a.) Of such a nature that anything may be erased from it; -- said of paper.
Deletive (a.) Adapted to destroy or obliterate.
Deliberate (a.) Weighing facts and arguments with a view to a choice or decision; carefully considering the probable consequences of a step; circumspect; slow in determining; -- applied to persons; as, a deliberate judge or counselor.
Deliberate (a.) Formed with deliberation; well-advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash; as, a deliberate opinion; a deliberate measure or result.
Deliberate (a.) Not hasty or sudden; slow.
Deliberative (a.) Pertaining to deliberation; proceeding or acting by deliberation, or by discussion and examination; deliberating; as, a deliberative body.
Delicacy (a.) The state or condition of being delicate; agreeableness to the senses; delightfulness; as, delicacy of flavor, of odor, and the like.
Delicacy (a.) Nicety or fineness of form, texture, or constitution; softness; elegance; smoothness; tenderness; and hence, frailty or weakness; as, the delicacy of a fiber or a thread; delicacy of a hand or of the human form; delicacy of the skin; delicacy of frame.
Delicacy (a.) Nice propriety of manners or conduct; susceptibility or tenderness of feeling; refinement; fastidiousness; and hence, in an exaggerated sense, effeminacy; as, great delicacy of behavior; delicacy in doing a kindness; delicacy of character that unfits for earnest action.
Delicacy (a.) Addiction to pleasure; luxury; daintiness; indulgence; luxurious or voluptuous treatment.
Delicacy (a.) Nice and refined perception and discrimination; critical niceness; fastidious accuracy.
Delicacy (a.) The state of being affected by slight causes; sensitiveness; as, the delicacy of a chemist's balance.
Delicacy (a.) That which is alluring, delicate, or refined; a luxury or pleasure; something pleasant to the senses, especially to the sense of taste; a dainty; as, delicacies of the table.
Delicacy (a.) Pleasure; gratification; delight.
Delicate (a.) Addicted to pleasure; luxurious; voluptuous; alluring.
Delicate (a.) Pleasing to the senses; refinedly agreeable; hence, adapted to please a nice or cultivated taste; nice; fine; elegant; as, a delicate dish; delicate flavor.
Delicate (a.) Slight and shapely; lovely; graceful; as, "a delicate creature."
Delicate (a.) Fine or slender; minute; not coarse; -- said of a thread, or the like; as, delicate cotton.
Delicate (a.) Slight or smooth; light and yielding; -- said of texture; as, delicate lace or silk.
Delicate (a.) Soft and fair; -- said of the skin or a surface; as, a delicate cheek; a delicate complexion.
Delicate (a.) Light, or softly tinted; -- said of a color; as, a delicate blue.
Delicate (a.) Refined; gentle; scrupulous not to trespass or offend; considerate; -- said of manners, conduct, or feelings; as, delicate behavior; delicate attentions; delicate thoughtfulness.
Delicate (a.) Tender; not able to endure hardship; feeble; frail; effeminate; -- said of constitution, health, etc.; as, a delicate child; delicate health.
Delicate (a.) Requiring careful handling; not to be rudely or hastily dealt with; nice; critical; as, a delicate subject or question.
Delicate (a.) Of exacting tastes and habits; dainty; fastidious.
Delicate (a.) Nicely discriminating or perceptive; refinedly critical; sensitive; exquisite; as, a delicate taste; a delicate ear for music.
Delicate (a.) Affected by slight causes; showing slight changes; as, a delicate thermometer.
Delicious (a.) Affording exquisite pleasure; delightful; most sweet or grateful to the senses, especially to the taste; charming.
Delicious (a.) Addicted to pleasure; seeking enjoyment; luxurious; effeminate.
Delightable (a.) Capable of delighting; delightful.
Delighted (a.) Endowed with delight.
Delightful (a.) Highly pleasing; affording great pleasure and satisfaction.
Delighting (a.) Giving delight; gladdening.
Delightless (a.) Void of delight.
Delightous (a.) Delightful.
Delightsome (a.) Very pleasing; delightful.
Deliquescent (a.) Dissolving; liquefying by contact with the air; capable of attracting moisture from the atmosphere and becoming liquid; as, deliquescent salts.
Deliquescent (a.) Branching so that the stem is lost in branches, as in most deciduous trees.
Delirant (a.) Delirious.
Delirifacient (a.) Producing, or tending to produce, delirium.
Delirious (a.) Having a delirium; wandering in mind; light-headed; insane; raving; wild; as, a delirious patient; delirious fancies.
Delitable (a.) Delightful; delectable.
Delitescent (a.) Lying hid; concealed.
Deliverable (a.) Capable of being, or about to be, delivered; necessary to be delivered.
Dellacruscan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Accademia della Crusca in Florence.
Delphian (a.) Delphic.
Delphic (a.) Of or relating to Delphi, or to the famous oracle of that place.
Delphic (a.) Ambiguous; mysterious.
Delphin (a.) Alt. of Delphine
Delphine (a.) Pertaining to the dauphin of France; as, the Delphin classics, an edition of the Latin classics, prepared in the reign of Louis XIV., for the use of the dauphin (in usum Delphini).
Delphine (a.) Pertaining to the dolphin, a genus of fishes.
Delphinic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the larkspur; specifically, relating to the stavesacre (Delphinium staphisagria).
Delphinoid (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the dolphin.
Deltaic (a.) Relating to, or like, a delta.
Deltic (a.) Deltaic.
Deltoid (a.) Shaped like the Greek / (delta); delta-shaped; triangular.
Deludable (a.) Capable of being deluded; liable to be imposed on; gullible.
Delusional (a.) Of or pertaining to delusions; as, delusional monomania.
Delusive (a.) Apt or fitted to delude; tending to mislead the mind; deceptive; beguiling; delusory; as, delusive arts; a delusive dream.
Delusory (a.) Delusive; fallacious.
Demagogic (a.) Alt. of Demagogical
Demagogical (a.) Relating to, or like, a demagogue; factious.
Demandable (a.) That may be demanded or claimed.
Dement (a.) Demented; dementate.
Demented (a.) Insane; mad; of unsound mind.
Demersed (a.) Situated or growing under water, as leaves; submersed.
Demesnial (a.) Of or pertaining to a demesne; of the nature of a demesne.
Deminatured (a.) Having half the nature of another.
Demisable (a.) Capable of being leased; as, a demisable estate.
Demiss (a.) Cast down; humble; submissive.
Demissionary (a.) Pertaining to transfer or conveyance; as, a demissionary deed.
Demissionary (a.) Tending to lower, depress, or degrade.
Demissive (a.) Downcast; submissive; humble.
Demiurgic (a.) Pertaining to a demiurge; formative; creative.
Democratic (a.) Pertaining to democracy; favoring democracy, or constructed upon the principle of government by the people.
Democratic (a.) Relating to a political party so called.
Democratic (a.) Befitting the common people; -- opposed to aristocratic.
Democratical (a.) Democratic.
Demoniac (a.) Alt. of Demoniacal
Demoniacal (a.) Pertaining to, or characteristic of, a demon or evil spirit; devilish; as, a demoniac being; demoniacal practices.
Demoniacal (a.) Influenced or produced by a demon or evil spirit; as, demoniac or demoniacal power.
Demonial (a.) Of or pertaining to a demon.
Demonian (a.) Relating to, or having the nature of, a demon.
Demonic (a.) Of or pertaining to a demon or to demons; demoniac.
Demonologic (a.) Alt. of Demonological
Demonological (a.) Of or pertaining to demonology.
Demonstrable (a.) Capable of being demonstrated; that can be proved beyond doubt or question.
Demonstrable (a.) Proved; apparent.
Demonstrative (a.) Having the nature of demonstration; tending to demonstrate; making evident; exhibiting clearly or conclusively.
Demonstrative (a.) Expressing, or apt to express, much; displaying feeling or sentiment; as, her nature was demonstrative.
Demonstrative (a.) Consisting of eulogy or of invective.
Demonstratory (a.) Tending to demonstrate; demonstrative.
Demosthenic (a.) Pertaining to, or in the style of, Demosthenes, the Grecian orator.
Demotic (a.) Of or pertaining to the people; popular; common.
Demulcent (a.) Softening; mollifying; soothing; assuasive; as, oil is demulcent.
Demure (a.) Of sober or serious mien; composed and decorous in bearing; of modest look; staid; grave.
Demure (a.) Affectedly modest, decorous, or serious; making a show of gravity.
Demurrable (a.) That may be demurred to.
Demy (a.) Pertaining to, or made of, the size of paper called demy; as, a demy book.
Denary (a.) Containing ten; tenfold; proceeding by tens; as, the denary, or decimal, scale.
Dendriform (a.) Resembling in structure a tree or shrub.
Dendritic (a.) Alt. of Dendritical
Dendritical (a.) Pertaining to a dendrite, or to arborescent crystallization; having a form resembling a shrub or tree; arborescent.
Dendroid (a.) Alt. of Dendroidal
Dendroidal (a.) Resembling a shrub or tree in form; treelike.
Dendrologous (a.) Relating to dendrology.
Deniable (a.) Capable of being, or liable to be, denied.
Denominable (a.) Capable of being denominated or named.
Denominate (a.) Having a specific name or denomination; specified in the concrete as opposed to abstract; thus, 7 feet is a denominate quantity, while 7 is mere abstract quantity or number. See Compound number, under Compound.
Denominational (a.) Pertaining to a denomination, especially to a sect or society.
Denominative (a.) Conferring a denomination or name.
Denominative (a.) Connotative; as, a denominative name.
Denominative (a.) Possessing, or capable of possessing, a distinct denomination or designation; denominable.
Denominative (a.) Derived from a substantive or an adjective; as, a denominative verb.
Denotable (a.) Capable of being denoted or marked.
Denotative (a.) Having power to denote; designating or marking off.
Denotive (a.) Serving to denote.
Dense (a.) Having the constituent parts massed or crowded together; close; compact; thick; containing much matter in a small space; heavy; opaque; as, a dense crowd; a dense forest; a dense fog.
Dense (a.) Stupid; gross; crass; as, dense ignorance.
Dental (a.) Of or pertaining to the teeth or to dentistry; as, dental surgery.
Dental (a.) Formed by the aid of the teeth; -- said of certain articulations and the letters representing them; as, d t are dental letters.
Dental (a.) An articulation or letter formed by the aid of the teeth.
Dental (a.) A marine mollusk of the genus Dentalium, with a curved conical shell resembling a tooth. See Dentalium.
Dentary (a.) Pertaining to, or bearing, teeth.
Dentate (a.) Alt. of Dentated
Dentated (a.) Toothed; especially, with the teeth projecting straight out, not pointed either forward or backward; as, a dentate leaf.
Dentated (a.) Having teeth or toothlike points. See Illust. of Antennae.
Dentate-ciliate (a.) Having the margin dentate and also ciliate or fringed with hairs.
Dentate-sinuate (a.) Having a form intermediate between dentate and sinuate.
Denticulate (a.) Alt. of Denticulated
Denticulated (a.) Furnished with denticles; notched into little toothlike projections; as, a denticulate leaf of calyx.
Dentiferous (a.) Bearing teeth; dentigerous.
Dentiform (a.) Having the form of a tooth or of teeth; tooth-shaped.
Dentigerous (a.) Bearing teeth or toothlike structures.
Dentilabial (a.) Formed by the teeth and the lips, or representing a sound so formed.
Dentilated (a.) Toothed.
Dentilingual (a.) Produced by applying the tongue to the teeth or to the gums; or representing a sound so formed.
Dential (a.) Of or pertaining to dentine.
Dentirostral (a.) Having a toothed bill; -- applied to a group of passerine birds, having the bill notched, and feeding chiefly on insects, as the shrikes and vireos. See Illust. (N) under Beak.
Dentirostrate (a.) Dentirostral.
Dentistic (a.) Alt. of Dentistical
Dentistical (a.) Pertaining to dentistry or to dentists.
Dentoid (a.) Shaped like a tooth; tooth-shaped.
Dentolingual (a.) Dentilingual.
Denunciative (a.) Same as Denunciatory.
Denunciatory (a.) Characterized by or containing a denunciation; minatory; accusing; threatening; as, severe and denunciatory language.
Deobstruent (a.) Removing obstructions; having power to clear or open the natural ducts of the fluids and secretions of the body; aperient.
Deontological (a.) Pertaining to deontology.
Deoperculate (a.) Having the lid removed; -- said of the capsules of mosses.
Departable (a.) Divisible.
Departmental (a.) Pertaining to a department or division.
Depascent (a.) Feeding.
Depauperate (a.) Falling short of the natural size, from being impoverished or starved.
Depectible (a.) Tough; thick; capable of extension.
Dependable (a.) Worthy of being depended on; trustworthy.
Dependent (a.) Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf.
Dependent (a.) Relying on, or subject to, something else for support; not able to exist, or sustain itself, or to perform anything, without the will, power, or aid of something else; not self-sustaining; contingent or conditioned; subordinate; -- often with on or upon; as, dependent on God; dependent upon friends.
Depertible (a.) Divisible.
Dephlegmatory (a.) Pertaining to, or producing, dephlegmation.
Depilatory (a.) Having the quality or power of removing hair.
Depilous (a.) Hairless.
Deplete (a.) To empty or unload, as the vessels of human system, by bloodletting or by medicine.
Deplete (a.) To reduce by destroying or consuming the vital powers of; to exhaust, as a country of its strength or resources, a treasury of money, etc.
Depletive (a.) Able or fitted to deplete.
Depletory (a.) Serving to deplete.
Deplorable (a.) Worthy of being deplored or lamented; lamentable; causing grief; hence, sad; calamitous; grievous; wretched; as, life's evils are deplorable.
Deplorate (a.) Deplorable.
Deplumate (a.) Destitute or deprived of features; deplumed.
Deponent (a.) Having a passive form with an active meaning, as certain latin and Greek verbs.
Deposable (a.) Capable of being deposed or deprived of office.
Depper (a.) Deeper.
Deprecable (a.) That may or should be deprecated.
Deprecative (a.) Serving to deprecate; deprecatory.
Deprecatory (a.) Serving to deprecate; tending to remove or avert evil by prayer; apologetic.
Depreciative (a.) Tending, or intended, to depreciate; expressing depreciation; undervaluing.
Depreciatory (a.) Tending to depreciate; undervaluing; depreciative.
Depredable (a.) Liable to depredation.
Depredatory (a.) Tending or designed to depredate; characterized by depredation; plundering; as, a depredatory incursion.
Deprehensible (a.) That may be caught or discovered; apprehensible.
Depress (a.) Having the middle lower than the border; concave.
Depressed (a.) Pressed or forced down; lowed; sunk; dejected; dispirited; sad; humbled.
Depressed (a.) Concave on the upper side; -- said of a leaf whose disk is lower than the border.
Depressed (a.) Lying flat; -- said of a stem or leaf which lies close to the ground.
Depressed (a.) Having the vertical diameter shorter than the horizontal or transverse; -- said of the bodies of animals, or of parts of the bodies.
Depressive (a.) Able or tending to depress or cast down.
Depressomotor (a.) Depressing or diminishing the capacity for movement, as depressomotor nerves, which lower or inhibit muscular activity.
Depriment (a.) Serving to depress.
Deprivable (a.) Capable of being, or liable to be, deprived; liable to be deposed.
Deprostrate (a.) Fully prostrate; humble; low; rude.
Depthless (a.) Having no depth; shallow.
Depthless (a.) Of measureless depth; unfathomable.
Depulsory (a.) Driving or thrusting away; averting.
Depurate (a.) Depurated; cleansed; freed from impurities.
Depurative (a.) Purifying the blood or the humors; depuratory.
Depuratory (a.) Depurating; tending to depurate or cleanse; depurative.
Depurgatory (a.) Serving to purge; tending to cleanse or purify.
Deputable (a.) Fit to be deputed; suitable to act as a deputy.
Deranged (a.) Disordered; especially, disordered in mind; crazy; insane.
Derelict (a.) Given up or forsaken by the natural owner or guardian; left and abandoned; as, derelict lands.
Derelict (a.) Lost; adrift; hence, wanting; careless; neglectful; unfaithful.
Derf (a.) Strong; powerful; fierce.
Derisive (a.) Expressing, serving for, or characterized by, derision.
Derisory (a.) Derisive; mocking.
Derivable (a.) That can be derived; obtainable by transmission; capable of being known by inference, as from premises or data; capable of being traced, as from a radical; as, income is derivable from various sources.
Derivate (a.) Derived; derivative.
Derivational (a.) Relating to derivation.
Derivative (a.) Obtained by derivation; derived; not radical, original, or fundamental; originating, deduced, or formed from something else; secondary; as, a derivative conveyance; a derivative word.
Derk (a.) Dark.
Dermal (a.) Pertaining to the integument or skin of animals; dermic; as, the dermal secretions.
Dermal (a.) Pertaining to the dermis or true skin.
Dermatic (a.) Alt. of Dermatine
Dermatine (a.) Of or pertaining to the skin.
Dermatoid (a.) Resembling skin; skinlike.
Dermatopathic (a.) Of or pertaining to skin diseases, or their cure.
Dermestoid (a.) Pertaining to or resembling the genus Dermestes.
Dermic (a.) Relating to the derm or skin.
Dermic (a.) Pertaining to the dermis; dermal.
Dermobranchiate (a.) Having the skin modified to serve as a gill.
Dermohaemal (a.) Pertaining to, or in relation with, both dermal and haemal structures; as, the dermohaemal spines or ventral fin rays of fishes.
Dermoid (a.) Same as Dermatoid.
Dermoneural (a.) Pertaining to, or in relation with, both dermal and neural structures; as, the dermoneural spines or dorsal fin rays of fishes.
Dermopathic (a.) Dermatopathic.
Dern (a.) Hidden; concealed; secret.
Dern (a.) Solitary; sad.
Derne (a.) To hide; to skulk.
Dernful (a.) Secret; hence, lonely; sad; mournful.
Dernier (a.) Last; final.
Derogant (a.) Derogatory.
Derogative (a.) Derogatory.
Derogatory (a.) Tending to derogate, or lessen in value; expressing derogation; detracting; injurious; -- with from to, or unto.
Derre (a.) Dearer.
Derring (a.) Daring or warlike.
Derworth (a.) Precious.
Descendant (a.) Descendent.
Descendent (a.) Descending; falling; proceeding from an ancestor or source.
Descendible (a.) Admitting descent; capable of being descended.
Descendible (a.) That may descend from an ancestor to an heir.
Descending (a.) Of or pertaining to descent; moving downwards.
Descensional (a.) Pertaining to descension.
Descensive (a.) Tending to descend; tending downwards; descending.
Describable (a.) That can be described; capable of description.
Descriptive (a.) Tending to describe; having the quality of representing; containing description; as, a descriptive figure; a descriptive phrase; a descriptive narration; a story descriptive of the age.
Desert (a.) Of or pertaining to a desert; forsaken; without life or cultivation; unproductive; waste; barren; wild; desolate; solitary; as, they landed on a desert island.
Desertful (a.) Meritorious.
Desertless (a.) Without desert.
Deserving (a.) Meritorious; worthy; as, a deserving person or act.
Desiccant (a.) Drying; desiccative.
Desiccative (a.) Drying; tending to dry.
Desiccatory (a.) Desiccative.
Desiderable (a.) Desirable.
Desiderative (a.) Denoting desire; as, desiderative verbs.
Desidiose (a.) Alt. of Desidious
Desidious (a.) Idle; lazy.
Designable (a.) Capable of being designated or distinctly marked out; distinguishable.
Designative (a.) Serving to designate or indicate; pointing out.
Designatory (a.) Serving to designate; designative; indicating.
Designful (a.) Full of design; scheming.
Designing (a.) Intriguing; artful; scheming; as, a designing man.
Designless (a.) Without design.
Desinent (a.) Ending; forming an end; lowermost.
Desinential (a.) Terminal.
Desipient (a.) Foolish; silly; trifling.
Desireful (a.) Filled with desire; eager.
Desireless (a.) Free from desire.
Desistive (a.) Final; conclusive; ending.
Desitive (a.) Final; serving to complete; conclusive.
Desmognathous (a.) Having the maxillo-palatine bones united; -- applied to a group of carinate birds (Desmognathae), including various wading and swimming birds, as the ducks and herons, and also raptorial and other kinds.
Desmoid (a.) Resembling, or having the characteristics of, a ligament; ligamentous.
Desolate (a.) Destitute or deprived of inhabitants; deserted; uninhabited; hence, gloomy; as, a desolate isle; a desolate wilderness; a desolate house.
Desolate (a.) Laid waste; in a ruinous condition; neglected; destroyed; as, desolate altars.
Desolate (a.) Left alone; forsaken; lonely; comfortless.
Desolate (a.) Lost to shame; dissolute.
Desolate (a.) Destitute of; lacking in.
Desolatory (a.) Causing desolation.
Desoxalic (a.) Made or derived from oxalic acid; as, desoxalic acid.
Despairful (a.) Hopeless.
Despairing (a.) Feeling or expressing despair; hopeless.
Desperate (a.) Without hope; given to despair; hopeless.
Desperate (a.) Beyond hope; causing despair; extremely perilous; irretrievable; past cure, or, at least, extremely dangerous; as, a desperate disease; desperate fortune.
Desperate (a.) Proceeding from, or suggested by, despair; without regard to danger or safety; reckless; furious; as, a desperate effort.
Desperate (a.) Extreme, in a bad sense; outrageous; -- used to mark the extreme predominance of a bad quality.
Despicable (a.) Fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless; as, a despicable man; despicable company; a despicable gift.
Despisable (a.) Despicable; contemptible.
Despiteful (a.) Full of despite; expressing malice or contemptuous hate; malicious.
Despiteous (a.) Feeling or showing despite; malicious; angry to excess; cruel; contemptuous.
Despitous (a.) Despiteous; very angry; cruel.
Despondent (a.) Marked by despondence; given to despondence; low-spirited; as, a despondent manner; a despondent prisoner.
Despotic (a.) Alt. of Despotical
Despotical (a.) Having the character of, or pertaining to, a despot; absolute in power; possessing and abusing unlimited power; evincing despotism; tyrannical; arbitrary.
Desquamative (a.) Alt. of Desquamatory
Desquamatory (a.) Of, pertaining to, or attended with, desquamation.
Destinable (a.) Determined by destiny; fated.
Destinal (a.) Determined by destiny; fated.
Destinate (a.) Destined.
Destituent (a.) Deficient; wanting; as, a destituent condition.
Destitute (a.) Forsaken; not having in possession (something necessary, or desirable); deficient; lacking; devoid; -- often followed by of.
Destitute (a.) Not possessing the necessaries of life; in a condition of want; needy; without possessions or resources; very poor.
Destroyable (a.) Destructible.
Destructible (a.) Liable to destruction; capable of being destroyed.
Destructive (a.) Causing destruction; tending to bring about ruin, death, or devastation; ruinous; fatal; productive of serious evil; mischievous; pernicious; -- often with of or to; as, intemperance is destructive of health; evil examples are destructive to the morals of youth.
Desuete (a.) Disused; out of use.
Desultorious (a.) Desultory.
Desultory (a.) Leaping or skipping about.
Desultory (a.) Jumping, or passing, from one thing or subject to another, without order or rational connection; without logical sequence; disconnected; immethodical; aimless; as, desultory minds.
Desultory (a.) Out of course; by the way; as a digression; not connected with the subject; as, a desultory remark.
Detachable (a.) That can be detached.
Detached (a.) Separate; unconnected, or imperfectly connected; as, detached parcels.
Detect (a.) Detected.
Detectable (a.) Alt. of Detectible
Detectible (a.) Capable of being detected or found out; as, parties not detectable.
Detective (a.) Fitted for, or skilled in, detecting; employed in detecting crime or criminals; as, a detective officer.
Detergent (a.) Cleansing; purging.
Determinant (a.) Serving to determine or limit; determinative.
Determinate (a.) Having defined limits; not uncertain or arbitrary; fixed; established; definite.
Determinate (a.) Conclusive; decisive; positive.
Determinate (a.) Determined or resolved upon.
Determinate (a.) Of determined purpose; resolute.
Determinative (a.) Having power to determine; limiting; shaping; directing; conclusive.
Determined (a.) Decided; resolute.
Deterrent (a.) Serving to deter.
Detersive (a.) Cleansing; detergent.
Detestable (a.) Worthy of being detested; abominable; extremely hateful; very odious; deserving abhorrence; as, detestable vices.
Detractious (a.) Containing detraction; detractory.
Detractive (a.) Tending to detractor draw.
Detractive (a.) Tending to lower in estimation; depreciative.
Detractory (a.) Defamatory by denial of desert; derogatory; calumnious.
Detrimental (a.) Causing detriment; injurious; hurtful.
Detrital (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, detritus.
Detrite (a.) Worn out.
Detteles (a.) Free from debt.
Deuced (a.) Devilish; excessive; extreme.
Deuse (a.) Alt. of Deused
Deused (a.) See Deuce, Deuced.
Deuterocanonical (a.) Pertaining to a second canon, or ecclesiastical writing of inferior authority; -- said of the Apocrypha, certain Epistles, etc.
Deuterogenic (a.) Of secondary origin; -- said of certain rocks whose material has been derived from older rocks.
Deuteropathic (a.) Pertaining to deuteropathy; of the nature of deuteropathy.
Deutoplastic (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, deutoplasm.
Deve (a.) Deaf.
Developable (a.) Capable of being developed.
Developmental (a.) Pertaining to, or characteristic of, the process of development; as, the developmental power of a germ.
Devex (a.) Bending down; sloping.
Devexity (a.) A bending downward; a sloping; incurvation downward; declivity.
Deviant (a.) Deviating.
Deviatory (a.) Tending to deviate; devious; as, deviatory motion.
Deviceful (a.) Full of devices; inventive.
Devilish (a.) Resembling, characteristic of, or pertaining to, the devil; diabolical; wicked in the extreme.
Devilish (a.) Extreme; excessive.
Devious (a.) Out of a straight
Devious (a.) Going out of the right or common course; going astray; erring; wandering; as, a devious step.
Devirginate (a.) Deprived of virginity.
Devisable (a.) Capable of being devised, invented, or contrived.
Devisable (a.) Capable of being bequeathed, or given by will.
Devitable (a.) Avoidable.
Devonian (a.) Of or pertaining to Devon or Devonshire in England; as, the Devonian rocks, period, or system.
Devote (a.) Devoted; addicted; devout.
Devoted (a.) Consecrated to a purpose; strongly attached; zealous; devout; as, a devoted admirer.
Devotional (a.) Pertaining to, suited to, or used in, devotion; as, a devotional posture; devotional exercises; a devotional frame of mind.
Devourable (a.) That may be devoured.
Devoutful (a.) Full of devotion.
Devoutful (a.) Sacred.
Devoutless (a.) Destitute of devotion.
Dewlapped (a.) Furnished with a dewlap.
Dewless (a.) Having no dew.
Dewy (a.) Pertaining to dew; resembling, consisting of, or moist with, dew.
Dewy (a.) Falling gently and beneficently, like the dew.
Dewy (a.) Resembling a dew-covered surface; appearing as if covered with dew.
Dexter (a.) Pertaining to, or situated on, the right hand; right, as opposed to sinister, or left.
Dexter (a.) On the right-hand side of a shield, i. e., towards the right hand of its wearer. To a spectator in front, as in a pictorial representation, this would be the left side.
Dexterical (a.) Dexterous.
Dexterous (a.) Ready and expert in the use of the body and limbs; skillful and active with the hands; handy; ready; as, a dexterous hand; a dexterous workman.
Dexterous (a.) Skillful in contrivance; quick at inventing expedients; expert; as, a dexterous manager.
Dexterous (a.) Done with dexterity; skillful; artful; as, dexterous management.
Dextral (a.) Right, as opposed to sinistral, or left.
Dextrogerous (a.) See Dextrogyrate.
Dextrogyrate (a.) Same as Dextrorotatory.
Dextronic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, dextrose; as, dextronic acid.
Dextrorotary (a.) See Dextrotatory.
Dextrorotatory (a.) Turning, or causing to turn, toward the right hand; esp., turning the plane of polarization of luminous rays toward the right hand; as, dextrorotatory crystals, sugars, etc. Cf. Levorotatory.
Dextrorsal (a.) Alt. of Dextrorse
Dextrorse (a.) Turning from the left to the right, in the ascending
Diabaterial (a.) Passing over the borders.
Diabetic (a.) Alt. of Diabetical
Diabetical (a.) Pertaining to diabetes; as, diabetic or diabetical treatment.
Diabolic (a.) Alt. of Diabolical
Diabolical (a.) Pertaining to the devil; resembling, or appropriate, or appropriate to, the devil; devilish; infernal; impious; atrocious; nefarious; outrageously wicked; as, a diabolic or diabolical temper or act.
Diacaustic (a.) Pertaining to, or possessing the properties of, a species of caustic curves formed by refraction. See Caustic surface, under Caustic.
Diacid (a.) Divalent; -- said of a base or radical as capable of saturating two acid monad radicals or a dibasic acid. Cf. Dibasic, a., and Biacid.
Diaconal (a.) Of or pertaining to a deacon.
Diaconate (a.) Governed by deacons.
Diacoustic (a.) Pertaining to the science or doctrine of refracted sounds.
Diacritic (a.) Alt. of Diacritical
Diacritical (a.) That separates or distinguishes; -- applied to points or marks used to distinguish letters of similar form, or different sounds of the same letter, as, a, /, a, /, /, etc.
Diactinic (a.) Capable of transmitting the chemical or actinic rays of light; as, diactinic media.
Diadelphian (a.) Alt. of Diadelphous
Diadelphous (a.) Of or pertaining to the class Diadelphia; having the stamens united into two bodies by their filaments (said of a plant or flower); grouped into two bundles or sets by coalescence of the filaments (said of stamens).
Diaeretic (a.) Caustic.
Diageotropic (a.) Relating to, or exhibiting, diageotropism.
Diaglyphic (a.) Alt. of Diaglyphtic
Diaglyphtic (a.) Represented or formed by depressions in the general surface; as, diaglyphic sculpture or engraving; -- opposed to anaglyphic.
Diagnostic (a.) Pertaining to, or furnishing, a diagnosis; indicating the nature of a disease.
Diagonal (a.) Joining two not adjacent angles of a quadrilateral or multilateral figure; running across from corner to corner; crossing at an angle with one of the sides.
Diagonial (a.) Diagonal; diametrical; hence; diametrically opposed.
Diagrammatic (a.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, a diagram; showing by diagram.
Diagraphic (a.) Alt. of Diagraphical
Diagraphical (a.) Descriptive.
Diaheliotropic (a.) Relating or, or manifesting, diaheliotropism.
Dialectal (a.) Relating to a dialect; dialectical; as, a dialectical variant.
Dialectic (a.) Alt. of Dialectical
Dialectical (a.) Pertaining to dialectics; logical; argumental.
Dialectical (a.) Pertaining to a dialect or to dialects.
Diallel (a.) Meeting and intersecting, as
Dialogical (a.) Relating to a dialogue; dialogistical.
Dialogistic (a.) Alt. of Dialogistical
Dialogistical (a.) Pertaining to a dialogue; having the form or nature of a dialogue.
Dialypetalous (a.) Having separate petals; polypetalous.
Dialytic (a.) Having the quality of unloosing or separating.
Dialyzed (a.) Prepared by diffusion through an animal membrane; as, dialyzed iron.
Diamagnetic (a.) Pertaining to, or exhibiting the phenomena of, diamagnetism; taking, or being of a nature to take, a position at right angles to the
Diamantiferous (a.) Yielding diamonds.
Diamantine (a.) Adamantine.
Diametral (a.) Pertaining to a diameter; diametrical.
Diametric (a.) Alt. of Diametrical
Diametrical (a.) Of or pertaining to a diameter.
Diametrical (a.) As remote as possible, as if at the opposite end of a diameter; directly adverse.
Diamido- (a.) A prefix or combining form of Diamine. [Also used adjectively.]
Diamond (a.) Resembling a diamond; made of, or abounding in, diamonds; as, a diamond chain; a diamond field.
Diamonded (a.) Having figures like a diamond or lozenge.
Diamonded (a.) Adorned with diamonds; diamondized.
Diamond-shaped (a.) Shaped like a diamond or rhombus.
Dian (a.) Diana.
Diandrian (a.) Diandrous.
Dianoetic (a.) Pertaining to the discursive faculty, its acts or products.
Diaphaned (a.) Transparent or translucent.
Diaphanic (a.) Having power to transmit light; transparent; diaphanous.
Diaphanous (a.) Allowing light to pass through, as porcelain; translucent or transparent; pellucid; clear.
Diaphemetric (a.) Relating to the measurement of the tactile sensibility of parts; as, diaphemetric compasses.
Diaphonic (a.) Alt. of Diaphonical
Diaphonical (a.) Diacoustic.
Diaphoretic (a.) Alt. of Diaphoretical
Diaphoretical (a.) Having the power to increase perspiration.
Diaphragmatic (a.) Pertaining to a diaphragm; as, diaphragmatic respiration; the diaphragmatic arteries and nerves.
Diapnoic (a.) Slightly increasing an insensible perspiration; mildly diaphoretic.
Diapophysical (a.) Pertaining to a diapophysis.
Diarial (a.) Alt. of Diarian
Diarian (a.) Pertaining to a diary; daily.
Diarrheal (a.) Alt. of Diarrhoeal
Diarrhoeal (a.) Of or pertaining to diarrhea; like diarrhea.
Diarrhetic (a.) Alt. of Diarrhoetic
Diarrhoetic (a.) Producing diarrhea, or a purging.
Diarthrodial (a.) Relating to diarthrosis, or movable articulations.
Diary (a.) lasting for one day; as, a diary fever.
Diastasic (a.) Pertaining to, or consisting of, diastase; as, diastasic ferment.
Diastatic (a.) Relating to diastase; having the properties of diastase; effecting the conversion of starch into sugar.
Diastolic (a.) Of or pertaining to diastole.
Diathermal (a.) Freely permeable by radiant heat.
Diathermanous (a.) Having the property of transmitting radiant heat; diathermal; -- opposed to athermanous.
Diathermic (a.) Affording a free passage to heat; as, diathermic substances.
Diathermous (a.) Same as Diathermal.
Diathetic (a.) Pertaining to, or dependent on, a diathesis or special constitution of the body; as, diathetic disease.
Diatomic (a.) Containing two atoms.
Diatomic (a.) Having two replaceable atoms or radicals.
Diatomous (a.) Having a single, distinct, diagonal cleavage; -- said of crystals.
Diatonic (a.) Pertaining to the scale of eight tones, the eighth of which is the octave of the first.
Diazeuctic (a.) Alt. of Diazeutic
Diazeutic (a.) Disjoining two fourths; as, the diazeutic tone, which, like that from F to G in modern music, lay between two fourths, and, being joined to either, made a fifth.
Dibasic (a.) Having two acid hydrogen atoms capable of replacement by basic atoms or radicals, in forming salts; bibasic; -- said of acids, as oxalic or sulphuric acids. Cf. Diacid, Bibasic.
Dibranchiate (a.) Having two gills.
Dicacious (a.) Talkative; pert; saucy.
Dicalcic (a.) Having two atoms or equivalents of calcium to the molecule.
Dicarbonic (a.) Containing two carbon residues, or two carboxyl or radicals; as, oxalic acid is a dicarbonic acid.
Dicephalous (a.) Having two heads on one body; double-headed.
Dichastic (a.) Capable of subdividing spontaneously.
Dichlamydeous (a.) Having two coverings, a calyx and in corolla.
Dichogamous (a.) Manifesting dichogamy.
Dichotomous (a.) Regularly dividing by pairs from bottom to top; as, a dichotomous stem.
Dichroic (a.) Having the property of dichroism; as, a dichroic crystal.
Dichroitic (a.) Dichroic.
Dichromatic (a.) Having or exhibiting two colors.
Dichromatic (a.) Having two color varieties, or two phases differing in color, independently of age or sex, as in certain birds and insects.
Dichromic (a.) Furnishing or giving two colors; -- said of defective vision, in which all the compound colors are resolvable into two elements instead of three.
Dichroous (a.) Dichroic.
Dichroscopic (a.) Pertaining to the dichroscope, or to observations with it.
Diclinic (a.) Having two of the intersections between the three axes oblique. See Crystallization.
Diclinous (a.) Having the stamens and pistils in separate flowers.
Dicoccous (a.) Composed of two coherent, one-seeded carpels; as, a dicoccous capsule.
Dicotyledonous (a.) Having two cotyledons or seed lobes; as, a dicotyledonous plant.
Dicrotal (a.) Alt. of Dicrotous
Dicrotous (a.) Dicrotic.
Dicrotic (a.) Of or pertaining to dicrotism; as, a dicrotic pulse.
Dicrotic (a.) Of or pertaining to the second expansion of the artery in the dicrotic pulse; as, the dicrotic wave.
Dictatorial (a.) Pertaining or suited to a dictator; absolute.
Dictatorial (a.) Characteristic of a dictator; imperious; dogmatical; overbearing; as, a dictatorial tone or manner.
Dictatorian (a.) Dictatorial.
Dictatory (a.) Dogmatical; overbearing; dictatorial.
Dicyemid (a.) Like or belonging to the Dicyemata.
Didactic (a.) Alt. of Didactical
Didactical (a.) Fitted or intended to teach; conveying instruction; preceptive; instructive; teaching some moral lesson; as, didactic essays.
Didactylous (a.) Having only two digits; two-toed.
Didascalar (a.) Didascalic.
Didascalic (a.) Didactic; preceptive.
Didelphian (a.) Of or relating to the Didelphia.
Didelphic (a.) Having the uterus double; of or pertaining to the Didelphia.
Didelphid (a.) Same as Didelphic.
Didelphous (a.) Didelphic.
Didelphyc (a.) Same as Didelphic.
Didine (a.) Like or pertaining to the genus Didus, or the dodo.
Didymous (a.) Growing in pairs or twins.
Didynamian (a.) Didynamous.
Didynamous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Didynamia; containing four stamens disposed in pairs of unequal length.
Diecian (a.) Alt. of Diecious
Diecious (a.) See Dioecian, and Dioecious.
Diedral (a.) The same as Dihedral.
Dietary (a.) Pertaining to diet, or to the rules of diet.
Dietetic (a.) Alt. of Dietetical
Dietetical (a.) Of or performance to diet, or to the rules for regulating the kind and quantity of food to be eaten.
Dietic (a.) Dietetic.
Dietical (a.) Dietetic.
Different (a.) Distinct; separate; not the same; other.
Different (a.) Of various or contrary nature, form, or quality; partially or totally unlike; dissimilar; as, different kinds of food or drink; different states of health; different shapes; different degrees of excellence.
Differential (a.) Relating to or indicating a difference; creating a difference; discriminating; special; as, differential characteristics; differential duties; a differential rate.
Differential (a.) Of or pertaining to a differential, or to differentials.
Differential (a.) Relating to differences of motion or leverage; producing effects by such differences; said of mechanism.
Difficile (a.) Difficult; hard to manage; stubborn.
Difficult (a.) Hard to do or to make; beset with difficulty; attended with labor, trouble, or pains; not easy; arduous.
Difficult (a.) Hard to manage or to please; not easily wrought upon; austere; stubborn; as, a difficult person.
Diffident (a.) Wanting confidence in others; distrustful.
Diffident (a.) Wanting confidence in one's self; distrustful of one's own powers; not self-reliant; timid; modest; bashful; characterized by modest reserve.
Diffinitive (a.) Definitive; determinate; final.
Diffluent (a.) Flowing apart or off; dissolving; not fixed.
Difform (a.) Irregular in form; -- opposed to uniform; anomalous; hence, unlike; dissimilar; as, to difform corolla, the parts of which do not correspond in size or proportion; difform leaves.
Diffractive (a.) That produces diffraction.
Diffuse (a.) Poured out; widely spread; not restrained; copious; full; esp., of style, opposed to concise or terse; verbose; prolix; as, a diffuse style; a diffuse writer.
Diffused (a.) Spread abroad; dispersed; loose; flowing; diffuse.
Diffusible (a.) Capable of flowing or spreading in all directions; that may be diffused.
Diffusible (a.) Capable of passing through animal membranes by osmosis.
Diffusive (a.) Having the quality of diffusing; capable of spreading every way by flowing; spreading widely; widely reaching; copious; diffuse.
Digammate (a.) Alt. of Digammated
Digammated (a.) Having the digamma or its representative letter or sound; as, the Latin word vis is a digammated form of the Greek /.
Digamous (a.) Pertaining to a second marriage, that is, one after the death of the first wife or the first husband.
Digastric (a.) Having two bellies; biventral; -- applied to muscles which are fleshy at each end and have a tendon in the middle, and esp. to the muscle which pulls down the lower jaw.
Digastric (a.) Pertaining to the digastric muscle of the lower jaw; as, the digastric nerves.
Digenous (a.) Sexually reproductive.
Digestible (a.) Capable of being digested.
Digestive (a.) Pertaining to digestion; having the power to cause or promote digestion; as, the digestive ferments.
Diggable (a.) Capable of being dug.
Digital (a.) Of or performance to the fingers, or to digits; done with the fingers; as, digital compression; digital examination.
Digitate (a.) Alt. of Digitated
Digitated (a.) Having several leaflets arranged, like the fingers of the hand, at the extremity of a stem or petiole. Also, in general, characterized by digitation.
Digitiform (a.) Formed like a finger or fingers; finger-shaped; as, a digitiform root.
Digitigrade (a.) Walking on the toes; -- distinguished from plantigrade.
Digitipartite (a.) Parted like the fingers.
Digne (a.) Worthy; honorable; deserving.
Digne (a.) Suitable; adequate; fit.
Digne (a.) Haughty; disdainful.
Dignified (a.) Marked with dignity; stately; as, a dignified judge.
Digonous (a.) Having two angles.
Digraphic (a.) Of or pertaining to a digraph.
Digressional (a.) Pertaining to, or having the character of, a digression; departing from the main purpose or subject.
Digressive (a.) Departing from the main subject; partaking of the nature of digression.
Digynian (a.) Alt. of Digynous
Digynous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Digynia; having two styles.
Dihedral (a.) Having two plane faces; as, the dihedral summit of a crystal.
Dihexagonal (a.) Consisting of two hexagonal parts united; thus, a dihexagonal pyramid is composed of two hexagonal pyramids placed base to base.
Dihexagonal (a.) Having twelve similar faces; as, a dihexagonal prism.
Dilapidated (a.) Decayed; fallen into partial ruin; injured by bad usage or neglect.
Dilatable (a.) Capable of expansion; that may be dilated; -- opposed to contractible; as, the lungs are dilatable by the force of air; air is dilatable by heat.
Dilate (a.) Extensive; expanded.
Dilated (a.) Expanded; enlarged.
Dilated (a.) Widening into a lamina or into lateral winglike appendages.
Dilated (a.) Having the margin wide and spreading.
Dilative (a.) Causing dilation; tending to dilate, on enlarge; expansive.
Dilatory (a.) Inc
Dilatory (a.) Marked by procrastination or delay; tardy; slow; sluggish; -- said of actions or measures.
Dilettant (a.) Of or pertaining to dilettanteism; amateur; as, dilettant speculation.
Dilettanteish (a.) Somewhat like a dilettante.
Dilettantish (a.) Dilettanteish.
Diligent (a.) Prosecuted with careful attention and effort; careful; painstaking; not careless or negligent.
Diligent (a.) Interestedly and perseveringly attentive; steady and earnest in application to a subject or pursuit; assiduous; industrious.
Dill (a.) To still; to calm; to soothe, as one in pain.
Dilogical (a.) Ambiguous; of double meaning.
Dilucid (a.) Clear; lucid.
Diluent (a.) Diluting; making thinner or weaker by admixture, esp. of water.
Dilute (a.) Diluted; thin; weak.
Diluted (a.) Reduced in strength; thin; weak.
Diluvial (a.) Of or pertaining to a flood or deluge, esp. to the great deluge in the days of Noah; diluvian.
Diluvial (a.) Effected or produced by a flood or deluge of water; -- said of coarse and imperfectly stratified deposits along ancient or existing water courses. Similar unstratified deposits were formed by the agency of ice. The time of deposition has been called the Diluvian epoch.
Diluvian (a.) Of or pertaining to a deluge, esp. to the Noachian deluge; diluvial; as, of diluvian origin.
Dimensional (a.) Pertaining to dimension.
Dimensioned (a.) Having dimensions.
Dimensionless (a.) Without dimensions; having no appreciable or noteworthy extent.
Dimensive (a.) Without dimensions; marking dimensions or the limits.
Dimerous (a.) Composed of, or having, two parts of each kind.
Dimeter (a.) Having two poetical measures or meters.
Dimetric (a.) Same as Tetragonal.
Dimidiate (a.) Divided into two equal parts; reduced to half in shape or form.
Dimidiate (a.) Consisting of only one half of what the normal condition requires; having the appearance of lacking one half; as, a dimidiate leaf, which has only one side developed.
Dimidiate (a.) Having the organs of one side, or half, different in function from the corresponding organs on the other side; as, dimidiate hermaphroditism.
Diminishable (a.) Capable of being diminished or lessened.
Diminuent (a.) Lessening.
Diminutal (a.) Indicating or causing diminution.
Diminute (a.) Small; diminished; diminutive.
Diminutival (a.) Indicating diminution; diminutive.
Diminutive (a.) Below the average size; very small; little.
Diminutive (a.) Expressing diminution; as, a diminutive word.
Diminutive (a.) Tending to diminish.
Dimish (a.) See Dimmish.
Dimissory (a.) Sending away; dismissing to another jurisdiction; granting leave to depart.
Dimmish (a.) Alt. of Dimmy
Dimmy (a.) Somewhat dim; as, dimmish eyes.
Dimorphic (a.) Having the property of dimorphism; dimorphous.
Dimorphous (a.) Characterized by dimorphism; occurring under two distinct forms, not dependent on sex; dimorphic.
Dimorphous (a.) Crystallizing under two forms fundamentally different, while having the same chemical composition.
Dimply (a.) Full of dimples, or small depressions; dimpled; as, the dimply pool.
Dim-sighted (a.) Having dim sight; lacking perception.
Dimyarian (a.) Like or pertaining to the Dimya.
Dinetical (a.) Revolving on an axis.
Dink (a.) Trim; neat.
Dinnerless (a.) Having no dinner.
Dinnerly (a.) Of or pertaining to dinner.
Dinsome (a.) Full of din.
Diocesan (a.) Of or pertaining to a diocese; as, diocesan missions.
Diodont (a.) Like or pertaining to the genus Diodon.
Dioecian (a.) Alt. of Dioecious
Dioecious (a.) Having the sexes in two separate individuals; -- applied to plants in which the female flowers occur on one individual and the male flowers on another of the same species, and to animals in which the ovum is produced by one individual and the sperm cell by another; -- opposed to monoecious.
Dioicous (a.) See Dioecious.
Dionysian (a.) Relating to Dionysius, a monk of the 6th century; as, the Dionysian, or Christian, era.
Diophantine (a.) Originated or taught by Diophantus, the Greek writer on algebra.
Dioptric (a.) Of or pertaining to the dioptre, or to the metric system of numbering glasses.
Dioptric (a.) Alt. of Dioptrical
Dioptrical (a.) Of or pertaining to dioptrics; assisting vision by means of the refraction of light; refractive; as, the dioptric system; a dioptric glass or telescope.
Dioramic (a.) Pertaining to a diorama.
Dioristic (a.) Distinguishing; distinctive; defining.
Dioritic (a.) Containing diorite.
Diorthotic (a.) Relating to the correcting or straightening out of something; corrective.
Dipaschal (a.) Including two passovers.
Dipetalous (a.) Having two petals; two-petaled.
Diphtherial (a.) Alt. of Diphtheric
Diphtheric (a.) Relating to diphtheria; diphtheritic.
Diphtheritic (a.) Pertaining to, or connected with, diphtheria.
Diphtheritic (a.) Having characteristics resembling those of diphtheria; as, diphtheritic inflammation of the bladder.
Diphthongal (a.) Relating or belonging to a diphthong; having the nature of a diphthong.
Diphthongic (a.) Of the nature of diphthong; diphthongal.
Diphycercal (a.) Having the tail fin divided into two equal parts by the notochord, or end of the vertebral column; protocercal. See Protocercal.
Diphygenic (a.) Having two modes of embryonic development.
Diphyllous (a.) Having two leaves, as a calyx, etc.
Diphyodont (a.) Having two successive sets of teeth (deciduous and permanent), one succeeding the other; as, a diphyodont mammal; diphyodont dentition; -- opposed to monophyodont.
Diplanar (a.) Of or pertaining to two planes.
Diploblastic (a.) Characterizing the ovum when it has two primary germinal layers.
Diplocardiac (a.) Having the heart completely divided or double, one side systemic, the other pulmonary.
Diploetic (a.) Diploic.
Diplogenic (a.) Partaking of the nature of two bodies; producing two substances.
Diploic (a.) Of or pertaining to the diploe.
Diplomatial (a.) Diplomatic.
Diplomatic (a.) Alt. of Diplomatical
Diplomatical (a.) Pertaining to diplomacy; relating to the foreign ministers at a court, who are called the diplomatic body.
Diplomatical (a.) Characterized by tact and shrewdness; dexterous; artful; as, diplomatic management.
Diplomatical (a.) Pertaining to diplomatics; paleographic.
Diplostemonous (a.) Having twice as many stamens as petals, as the geranium.
Dipolar (a.) Having two poles, as a magnetic bar.
Diprismatic (a.) Doubly prismatic.
Dipsetic (a.) Tending to produce thirst.
Dipsomaniacal (a.) Of or pertaining to dipsomania.
Dipteral (a.) Having two wings only; belonging to the order Diptera.
Dipteral (a.) Having a double row of columns on each on the flanks, as well as in front and rear; -- said of a temple.
Dipterous (a.) Having two wings, as certain insects; belonging to the order Diptera.
Dipterous (a.) Having two wings; two-winged.
Dipterygian (a.) Having two dorsal fins; -- said of certain fishes.
Dipyrenous (a.) Containing two stones or nutlets.
Direct (a.) Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct
Direct (a.) Straightforward; not of crooked ways, or swerving from truth and openness; sincere; outspoken.
Direct (a.) Immediate; express; plain; unambiguous.
Direct (a.) In the
Direct (a.) In the direction of the general planetary motion, or from west to east; in the order of the signs; not retrograde; -- said of the motion of a celestial body.
Direct-acting (a.) Acting directly, as one part upon another, without the intervention of other working parts.
Directive (a.) Having power to direct; tending to direct, guide, or govern; showing the way.
Directive (a.) Able to be directed; manageable.
Directorial (a.) Having the quality of a director, or authoritative guide; directive.
Directorial (a.) Pertaining to: director or directory; specifically, relating to the Directory of France under the first republic. See Directory, 3.
Directory (a.) Containing directions; enjoining; instructing; directorial.
Direful (a.) Dire; dreadful; terrible; calamitous; woeful; as, a direful fiend; a direful day.
Dirempt (a.) Divided; separated.
Direptitious (a.) Characterized by direption.
Dirge (a.) A piece of music of a mournful character, to accompany funeral rites; a funeral hymn.
Dirgeful (a.) Funereal; moaning.
Dirigent (a.) Directing.
Dirigible (a.) Capable of being directed; steerable; as, a dirigible balloon.
Diriment (a.) Absolute.
Dirk (a.) Dark.
Diruption (a.) Disruption.
Disable (a.) Lacking ability; unable.
Disaccordant (a.) Not accordant.
Disadvantageable (a.) Injurious; disadvantageous.
Disadvantageous (a.) Attended with disadvantage; unfavorable to success or prosperity; inconvenient; prejudicial; -- opposed to advantageous; as, the situation of an army is disadvantageous for attack or defense.
Disadventurous (a.) Unprosperous; unfortunate.
Disaffected (a.) Alienated in feeling; not wholly loyal.
Disaffectionate (a.) Not disposed to affection; unfriendly; disaffected.
Disagreeable (a.) Not agreeable, conformable, or congruous; contrary; unsuitable.
Disagreeable (a.) Exciting repugnance; offensive to the feelings or senses; displeasing; unpleasant.
Disallowable (a.) Not allowable; not to be suffered.
Disangelical (a.) Not angelical.
Disappendent (a.) Freed from a former connection or dependence; disconnected.
Disappointed (a.) Defeated of expectation or hope; balked; as, a disappointed person or hope.
Disappointed (a.) Unprepared; unequipped.
Disapprobatory (a.) Containing disapprobation; serving to disapprove.
Disappropriate (a.) Severed from the appropriation or possession of a spiritual corporation.
Disarmed (a.) Deprived of arms.
Disarmed (a.) Deprived of claws, and teeth or beaks.
Disassimilative (a.) Having power to disassimilate; of the nature of disassimilation.
Disastrous (a.) Full of unpropitious stellar influences; unpropitious; ill-boding.
Disastrous (a.) Attended with suffering or disaster; very unfortunate; calamitous; ill-fated; as, a disastrous day; a disastrous termination of an undertaking.
Disaventurous (a.) Misadventurous; unfortunate.
Disbodied (a.) Disembodied.
Discal (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a disk; as, discal cells.
Discalceated (a.) Deprived off shoes or sandals; unshod; discalced.
Discalced (a.) Unshod; barefooted; -- in distinction from calced.
Discarnate (a.) Stripped of flesh.
Discernible (a.) Capable of being discerned by the eye or the understanding; as, a star is discernible by the eye; the identity of difference of ideas is discernible by the understanding.
Discerning (a.) Acute; shrewd; sagacious; sharp-sighted.
Discerpible (a.) Alt. of Discerptible
Discerptible (a.) Capable of being discerped.
Discerptive (a.) Tending to separate or disunite parts.
Dischevele (a.) Disheveled.
Disciferous (a.) Bearing disks.
Discifloral (a.) Alt. of Disciflorous
Disciflorous (a.) Bearing the stamens on a discoid outgrowth of the receptacle; -- said of a subclass of plants. Cf. Calycifloral.
Disciform (a.) Discoid.
Discinct (a.) Ungirded; loosely dressed.
Disciplinable (a.) Capable of being discip
Disciplinable (a.) Liable or deserving to be discip
Disciplinal (a.) Relating to discip
Disciplinarian (a.) Pertaining to discip
Disciplinary (a.) Pertaining to discip
Discoblastic (a.) Applied to a form of egg cleavage seen in osseous fishes, which occurs only in a small disk that separates from the rest of the egg.
Discodactylous (a.) Having sucking disks on the toes, as the tree frogs.
Discoherent (a.) Incoherent.
Discoid (a.) Having the form of a disk, as those univalve shells which have the whorls in one plane, so as to form a disk, as the pearly nautilus.
Discoidal (a.) Disk-shaped; discoid.
Discolored (a.) Altered in color; /tained.
Discolored (a.) Variegated; of divers colors.
Discomfit (a.) Discomfited; overthrown.
Discomfortable (a.) Causing discomfort; occasioning uneasiness; making sad.
Discomfortable (a.) Destitute of comfort; uncomfortable.
Discommendable (a.) Deserving, disapprobation or blame.
Discommodious (a.) Inconvenient; troublesome; incommodious.
Discomposed (a.) Disordered; disturbed; disquieted.
Disconducive (a.) Not conductive; impeding; disadvantageous.
Disconformable (a.) Not conformable.
Disconsolated (a.) Disconsolate.
Discontent (a.) Not content; discontented; dissatisfied.
Discontentful (a.) Full of discontent.
Discontenting (a.) Discontented.
Discontenting (a.) Causing discontent; dissatisfying.
Discontentive (a.) Relating or tending to discontent.
Discontinuable (a.) Admitting of being discontinued.
Discontinuous (a.) Not continuous; interrupted; broken off.
Discontinuous (a.) Exhibiting a dissolution of continuity; gaping.
Disconvenient (a.) Not convenient or congruous; unsuitable; ill-adapted.
Discordable (a.) That may produce discord; disagreeing; discordant.
Discordful (a.) Full of discord; contentious.
Discordous (a.) Full of discord.
Discorporate (a.) Deprived of the privileges or form of a body corporate.
Discorrespondent (a.) Incongruous.
Discountable (a.) Capable of being, or suitable to be, discounted; as, certain forms are necessary to render notes discountable at a bank.
Discourageable (a.) Capable of being discouraged; easily disheartened.
Discouraging (a.) Causing or indicating discouragement.
Discoursive (a.) Reasoning; characterized by reasoning; passing from premises to consequences; discursive.
Discoursive (a.) Containing dialogue or conversation; interlocutory.
Discoursive (a.) Inc
Discourteous (a.) Uncivil; rude; wanting in courtesy or good manners; uncourteous.
Discous (a.) Disklike; discoid.
Discoverable (a.) Capable of being discovered, found out, or perceived; as, many minute animals are discoverable only by the help of the microscope; truths discoverable by human industry.
Discovert (a.) Not covert; not within the bonds of matrimony; unmarried; -- applied either to a woman who has never married or to a widow.
Discreditable (a.) Not creditable; injurious to reputation; disgraceful; disreputable.
Discrepant (a.) Discordant; at variance; disagreeing; contrary; different.
Discrete (a.) Separate; distinct; disjunct.
Discrete (a.) Disjunctive; containing a disjunctive or discretive clause; as, "I resign my life, but not my honor," is a discrete proposition.
Discrete (a.) Separate; not coalescent; -- said of things usually coalescent.
Discretive (a.) Marking distinction or separation; disjunctive.
Discriminable (a.) Capable of being discriminated.
Discriminal (a.) In palmistry, applied to the
Discriminate (a.) Having the difference marked; distinguished by certain tokens.
Discriminating (a.) Marking a difference; distinguishing.
Discriminative (a.) Marking a difference; distinguishing; distinctive; characteristic.
Discriminative (a.) Observing distinctions; making differences; discriminating.
Discriminatory (a.) Discriminative.
Discriminous (a.) Hazardous; dangerous.
Discubitory (a.) Leaning; fitted for a reclining posture.
Disculpatory (a.) Tending to exculpate; exculpatory.
Discurrent (a.) Not current or free to circulate; not in use.
Discursive (a.) Passing from one thing to another; ranging over a wide field; roving; digressive; desultory.
Discursive (a.) Reasoning; proceeding from one ground to another, as in reasoning; argumentative.
Discursory (a.) Argumentative; discursive; reasoning.
Discussional (a.) Pertaining to discussion.
Discussive (a.) Able or tending to discuss or disperse tumors or coagulated matter.
Discussive (a.) Doubt-dispelling; decisive.
Discutient (a.) Serving to disperse morbid matter; discussive; as, a discutient application.
Disdained (a.) Disdainful.
Disdainful (a.) Full of disdain; expressing disdain; scornful; contemptuous; haughty.
Disdainous (a.) Disdainful.
Diseased (a.) Afflicted with disease.
Diseaseful (a.) Causing uneasiness.
Diseaseful (a.) Abounding with disease; producing diseases; as, a diseaseful climate.
Disembodied (a.) Divested of a body; ceased to be corporal; incorporeal.
Disembowered (a.) Deprived of, or removed from, a bower.
Disenchained (a.) Freed from restraint; unrestrained.
Disengaged (a.) Not engaged; free from engagement; at leisure; free from occupation or care; vacant.
Disengaging (a.) Loosing; setting free; detaching.
Disenshrouded (a.) Freed from a shroudlike covering; unveiled.
Disepalous (a.) Having two sepals; two-sepaled.
Disert (a.) Eloquent.
Disfavorable (a.) Unfavorable.
Disgraceful (a.) Bringing disgrace; causing shame; shameful; dishonorable; unbecoming; as, profaneness is disgraceful to a man.
Disgracious (a.) Wanting grace; unpleasing; disagreeable.
Disgracive (a.) Disgracing.
Disgustful (a.) Provoking disgust; offensive to the taste; exciting aversion; disgusting.
Disgusting (a.) That causes disgust; sickening; offensive; revolting.
Disharmonious (a.) Unharmonious; discordant.
Disheveled (a.) Having in loose disorder; disarranged; as, disheveled hair.
Disheveled (a.) Having the hair in loose disorder.
Dishing (a.) Dish-shaped; concave.
Dishonest (a.) Dishonorable; shameful; indecent; unchaste; lewd.
Dishonest (a.) Dishonored; disgraced; disfigured.
Dishonest (a.) Wanting in honesty; void of integrity; faithless; disposed to cheat or defraud; not trustworthy; as, a dishonest man.
Dishonest (a.) Characterized by fraud; indicating a want of probity; knavish; fraudulent; unjust.
Dishonorable (a.) Wanting in honor; not honorable; bringing or deserving dishonor; staining the character, and lessening the reputation; shameful; disgraceful; base.
Dishonorable (a.) Wanting in honor or esteem; disesteemed.
Dishonorary (a.) Bringing dishonor on; tending to disgrace; lessening reputation.
Disimpassioned (a.) Free from warmth of passion or feeling.
Disincorporate (a.) Separated from, or not included in, a corporation; disincorporated.
Disingenuous (a.) Not noble; unbecoming true honor or dignity; mean; unworthy; as, disingenuous conduct or schemes.
Disingenuous (a.) Not ingenuous; wanting in noble candor or frankness; not frank or open; uncandid; unworthily or meanly artful.
Disinhabited (a.) Uninhabited.
Disintegrable (a.) Capable of being disintegrated, or reduced to fragments or powder.
Disinterested (a.) Not influenced by regard to personal interest or advantage; free from selfish motive; having no relation of interest or feeling; not biased or prejudiced; as, a disinterested decision or judge.
Disinteresting (a.) Uninteresting.
Disjoint (a.) Disjointed; unconnected; -- opposed to conjoint.
Disjointed (a.) Separated at the joints; disconnected; incoherent.
Disjunct (a.) Disjoined; separated.
Disjunct (a.) Having the head, thorax, and abdomen separated by a deep constriction.
Disjunctive (a.) Tending to disjoin; separating; disjoining.
Disjunctive (a.) Pertaining to disjunct tetrachords.
Diskless (a.) Having no disk; appearing as a point and not expanded into a disk, as the image of a faint star in a telescope.
Disleal (a.) Disloyal; perfidious.
Dislikeful (a.) Full of dislike; disaffected; malign; disagreeable.
Dislocate (a.) Dislocated.
Disloyal (a.) Not loyal; not true to a sovereign or lawful superior, or to the government under which one lives; false where allegiance is due; faithless; as, a subject disloyal to the king; a husband disloyal to his wife.
Dismal (a.) Fatal; ill-omened; unlucky.
Dismal (a.) Gloomy to the eye or ear; sorrowful and depressing to the feelings; foreboding; cheerless; dull; dreary; as, a dismal outlook; dismal stories; a dismal place.
Dismayful (a.) Terrifying.
Dismettled (a.) Destitute of mettle, that is, or fire or spirit.
Dismissive (a.) Giving dismission.
Disnatured (a.) Deprived or destitute of natural feelings; unnatural.
Disobedient (a.) Neglecting or refusing to obey; omitting to do what is commanded, or doing what is prohibited; refractory; not observant of duty or rules prescribed by authority; -- applied to persons and acts.
Disobedient (a.) Not yielding.
Disobeisant (a.) Disobedient.
Disobligatory (a.) Releasing from obligation.
Disobliging (a.) Not obliging; not disposed to do a favor; unaccommodating; as, a disobliging person or act.
Disobliging (a.) Displeasing; offensive.
Disordeined (a.) Inordinate; irregular; vicious.
Disordered (a.) Thrown into disorder; deranged; as, a disordered house, judgment.
Disordered (a.) Disorderly.
Disorderly (a.) Not in order; marked by disorder; disarranged; immethodical; as, the books and papers are in a disorderly state.
Disorderly (a.) Not acting in an orderly way, as the functions of the body or mind.
Disorderly (a.) Not complying with the restraints of order and law; tumultuous; unruly; lawless; turbulent; as, disorderly people; disorderly assemblies.
Disorderly (a.) Offensive to good morals and public decency; notoriously offensive; as, a disorderly house.
Disordinate (a.) Inordinate; disorderly.
Disparadised (a.) Removed from paradise.
Disparate (a.) Unequal; dissimilar; separate.
Disparate (a.) Pertaining to two coordinate species or divisions.
Dispassionate (a.) Free from passion; not warped, prejudiced, swerved, or carried away by passion or feeling; judicial; calm; composed.
Dispassionate (a.) Not dictated by passion; not proceeding from temper or bias; impartial; as, dispassionate proceedings; a dispassionate view.
Dispassioned (a.) Free from passion; dispassionate.
Dispatchful (a.) Bent on haste; intent on speedy execution of business or any task; indicating haste; quick; as, dispatchful looks.
Dispensable (a.) Capable of being dispensed or administered.
Dispensable (a.) Capable of being dispensed with.
Dispensative (a.) Granting dispensation.
Disspermous (a.) Containing only two seeds; two-seeded.
Dispersed (a.) Scattered.
Dispersive (a.) Tending to disperse.
Dispirited (a.) Depressed in spirits; disheartened; daunted.
Dispiteous (a.) Full of despite; cruel; spiteful; pitiless.
Displaceable (a.) Capable of being displaced.
Displayed (a.) Unfolded; expanded; exhibited conspicuously or ostentatiously.
Displayed (a.) With wings expanded; -- said of a bird of pray, esp. an eagle.
Displayed (a.) Set with
Displeasant (a.) Unpleasing; offensive; unpleasant.
Displeasing (a.) Causing displeasure or dissatisfaction; offensive; disagreeable.
Displosive (a.) Explosive.
Disporous (a.) Having two spores.
Disposable (a.) Subject to disposal; free to be used or employed as occasion may require; not assigned to any service or use.
Disposited (a.) Disposed.
Dispositional (a.) Pertaining to disposition.
Dispositioned (a.) Having (such) a disposition; -- used in compounds; as, well-dispositioned.
Dispositive (a.) Disposing; tending to regulate; decretive.
Dispositive (a.) Belonging to disposition or natural, tendency.
Dispraisable (a.) Blamable.
Disprofitable (a.) Unprofitable.
Disproportionable (a.) Disproportional; unsuitable in form, size, quantity, or adaptation; disproportionate; inadequate.
Disproportional (a.) Not having due proportion to something else; not having proportion or symmetry of parts; unsuitable in form, quantity or value; inadequate; unequal; as, a disproportional limb constitutes deformity in the body; the studies of youth should not be disproportional to their understanding.
Disproportionate (a.) Not proportioned; unsymmetrical; unsuitable to something else in bulk, form, value, or extent; out of proportion; inadequate; as, in a perfect body none of the limbs are disproportionate; it is wisdom not to undertake a work disproportionate means.
Disprovable (a.) Capable of being disproved or refuted.
Dispunct (a.) Wanting in punctilious respect; discourteous.
Dispunishable (a.) Without penal restraint; not punishable.
Disputatious (a.) Inc
Disputative (a.) Disposed to dispute; inc
Disputeless (a.) Admitting no dispute; incontrovertible.
Disquiet (a.) Deprived of quiet; impatient; restless; uneasy.
Disquietful (a.) Producing inquietude or uneasiness.
Disquietive (a.) Tending to disquiet.
Disquietous (a.) Causing uneasiness.
Disquisitional (a.) Pertaining to disquisition; of the nature of disquisition.
Disquisitionary (a.) Pertaining to disquisition; disquisitional.
Disquisitive (a.) Relating to disquisition; fond discussion or investigation; examining; inquisitive.
Disquisitorial (a.) Disquisitory.
Disquisitory (a.) Of or pertaining to disquisition; disquisitive.
Disregardful (a.) Neglect; negligent; heedless; regardless.
Disreputable (a.) Not reputable; of bad repute; not in esteem; dishonorable; disgracing the reputation; tending to bring into disesteem; as, it is disreputable to associate familiarly with the mean, the lewd, and the profane.
Disrespectable (a.) Not respectable; disreputable.
Disrespectful (a.) Wanting in respect; manifesting disesteem or lack of respect; uncivil; as, disrespectful behavior.
Disrespective (a.) Showing want of respect; disrespectful.
Disruly (a.) Unruly; disorderly.
Disrupt (a.) Rent off; torn asunder; severed; disrupted.
Disruptive (a.) Causing, or tending to cause, disruption; caused by disruption; breaking through; bursting; as, the disruptive discharge of an electrical battery.
Dissatisfactory (a.) Causing dissatisfaction; unable to give content; unsatisfactory; displeasing.
Dissected (a.) Cut into several parts; divided into sections; as, a dissected map.
Dissected (a.) Cut deeply into many lobes or divisions; as, a dissected leaf.
Dissectible (a.) Capable of being dissected, or separated by dissection.
Dissecting (a.) Dividing or separating the parts of an animal or vegetable body; as, a dissecting aneurism, one which makes its way between or within the coats of an artery.
Dissecting (a.) Of or pertaining to, or received during, a dissection; as, a dissecting wound.
Dissecting (a.) Used for or in dissecting; as, a dissecting knife; a dissecting microscope.
Dissembling (a.) That dissembles; hypocritical; false.
Disseminative (a.) Tending to disseminate, or to become disseminated.
Dissensious (a.) Disposed to discord; contentious; dissentious.
Dissentaneous (a.) Disagreeing; contrary; differing; -- opposed to consentaneous.
Dissentany (a.) Dissentaneous; inconsistent.
Dissentious (a.) Marked by dissensions; apt to breed discord; quarrelsome; contentious; factious.
Dissentive (a.) Disagreeing; inconsistent.
Dissertational (a.) Relating to dissertations; resembling a dissertation.
Disserviceable (a.) Calculated to do disservice or harm; not serviceable; injurious; harmful; unserviceable.
Dissidence (a.) Disagreement; dissent; separation from the established religion.
Dissident (a.) No agreeing; dissenting; discordant; different.
Dissilient (a.) Starting asunder; bursting and opening with an elastic force; dehiscing explosively; as, a dissilient pericarp.
Dissimilar (a.) Not similar; unlike; heterogeneous; as, the tempers of men are as dissimilar as their features.
Dissimulate (a.) Feigning; simulating; pretending.
Dissipable (a.) Capable of being scattered or dissipated.
Dissipated (a.) Squandered; scattered.
Dissipated (a.) Wasteful of health, money, etc., in the pursuit of pleasure; dissolute; intemperate.
Dissipative (a.) Tending to dissipate.
Dissite (a.) Lying apart.
Disslanderous (a.) Slanderous.
Dissociable (a.) Not /ell associated or assorted; incongruous.
Dissociable (a.) Having a tendency to dissolve social connections; unsuitable to society; unsociable.
Dissociative (a.) Tending or leading to dissociation.
Dissoluble (a.) Capable of being dissolved; having its parts separable by heat or moisture; convertible into a fluid.
Dissoluble (a.) Capable of being disunited.
Dissolute (a.) With nerves unstrung; weak.
Dissolute (a.) Loosed from restraint; esp., loose in morals and conduct; recklessly abandoned to sensual pleasures; profligate; wanton; lewd; debauched.
Dissolvable (a.) Capable of being dissolved, or separated into component parts; capable of being liquefied; soluble.
Dissolvent (a.) Having power to dissolve power to dissolve a solid body; as, the dissolvent juices of the stomach.
Dissolving (a.) Melting; breaking up; vanishing.
Dissonant (a.) Sounding harshly; discordant; unharmonious.
Dissonant (a.) Disagreeing; incongruous; discrepant, -- with from or to.
Dissuasive (a.) Tending to dissuade or divert from a measure or purpose; dehortatory; as, dissuasive advice.
Dissyllabic (a.) Consisting of two syllables only; as, a dissyllabic foot in poetry.
Dissymmetrical (a.) Not having symmetry; asymmetrical; unsymmetrical.
Distal (a.) Remote from the point of attachment or origin; as, the distal end of a bone or muscle
Distal (a.) Pertaining to that which is distal; as, the distal tuberosities of a bone.
Distant (a.) Separated; having an intervening space; at a distance; away.
Distant (a.) Far separated; far off; not near; remote; -- in place, time, consanguinity, or connection; as, distant times; distant relatives.
Distant (a.) Reserved or repelling in manners; cold; not cordial; somewhat haughty; as, a distant manner.
Distant (a.) Indistinct; faint; obscure, as from distance.
Distant (a.) Not conformable; discrepant; repugnant; as, a practice so widely distant from Christianity.
Distantial (a.) Distant.
Distasteful (a.) Unpleasant or disgusting to the taste; nauseous; loathsome.
Distasteful (a.) Offensive; displeasing to the feelings; disagreeable; as, a distasteful truth.
Distasteful (a.) Manifesting distaste or dislike; repulsive.
Distasteive (a.) Tending to excite distaste.
Distemperate (a.) Immoderate.
Distemperate (a.) Diseased; disordered.
Distensible (a.) Capable of being distended or dilated.
Distensive (a.) Distending, or capable of being distended.
Distent (a.) Distended.
Disterminate (a.) Separated by bounds.
Distillable (a.) Capable of being distilled; especially, capable of being distilled without chemical change or decomposition; as, alcohol is distillable; olive oil is not distillable.
Distillatory (a.) Belonging to, or used in, distilling; as, distillatory vessels.
Distinct (a.) Distinguished; having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign; marked out; specified.
Distinct (a.) Marked; variegated.
Distinct (a.) Separate in place; not conjunct; not united by growth or otherwise; -- with from.
Distinct (a.) Not identical; different; individual.
Distinct (a.) So separated as not to be confounded with any other thing; not liable to be misunderstood; not confused; well-defined; clear; as, we have a distinct or indistinct view of a prospect.
Distinctive (a.) Marking or expressing distinction or difference; distinguishing; characteristic; peculiar.
Distinctive (a.) Having the power to distinguish and discern; discriminating.
Distinguishable (a.) Capable of being distinguished; separable; divisible; discernible; capable of recognition; as, a tree at a distance is distinguishable from a shrub.
Distinguishable (a.) Worthy of note or special regard.
Distinguished (a.) Marked; special.
Distinguished (a.) Separated from others by distinct difference; having, or indicating, superiority; eminent or known; illustrious; -- applied to persons and deeds.
Distinguishing (a.) Constituting difference, or distinction from everything else; distinctive; peculiar; characteristic.
Distort (a.) Distorted; misshapen.
Distortive (a.) Causing distortion.
Distract (a.) Separated; drawn asunder.
Distract (a.) Insane; mad.
Distracted (a.) Mentally disordered; unsettled; mad.
Distractful (a.) Distracting.
Distractible (a.) Capable of being drawn aside or distracted.
Distractile (a.) Tending or serving to draw apart.
Distracting (a.) Tending or serving to distract.
Distractious (a.) Distractive.
Distractive (a.) Causing perplexity; distracting.
Distrainable (a.) Capable of being, or liable to be, distrained.
Distrait (a.) Absent-minded; lost in thought; abstracted.
Distraught (a.) Torn asunder; separated.
Distraught (a.) Distracted; perplexed.
Distraughted (a.) Distracted.
Distressful (a.) Full of distress; causing, indicating, or attended with, distress; as, a distressful situation.
Distressing (a.) Causing distress; painful; unpleasant.
Distributable (a.) Capable of being distributed.
Distributary (a.) Tending to distribute or be distributed; that distributes; distributive.
Distributing (a.) That distributes; dealing out.
Distributional (a.) Of or pertaining to distribution.
Distributive (a.) Tending to distribute; serving to divide and assign in portions; dealing to each his proper share.
Distributive (a.) Assigning the species of a general term.
Distributive (a.) Expressing separation; denoting a taking singly, not collectively; as, a distributive adjective or pronoun, such as each, either, every; a distributive numeral, as (Latin) bini (two by two).
District (a.) Rigorous; stringent; harsh.
Distrustful (a.) Not confident; diffident; wanting confidence or thrust; modest; as, distrustful of ourselves, of one's powers.
Distrustful (a.) Apt to distrust; suspicious; mistrustful.
Distrusting (a.) That distrusts; suspicious; lacking confidence in.
Distrustless (a.) Free from distrust.
Distyle (a.) Having two columns in front; -- said of a temple, portico, or the like.
Disulphuric (a.) Applied to an acid having in each molecule two atoms of sulphur in the higher state of oxidation.
Disuniform (a.) Not uniform.
Disvantageous (a.) Disadvantageous.
Diswitted (a.) Deprived of wits or understanding; distracted.
Dithecal (a.) Alt. of Dithecous
Dithecous (a.) Having two thecae, cells, or compartments.
Ditheistic (a.) Alt. of Ditheistical
Ditheistical (a.) Pertaining to ditheism; dualistic.
Dithionic (a.) Containing two equivalents of sulphur; as, dithionic acid.
Dithyrambic (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a dithyramb; wild and boisterous.
Ditionary (a.) Under rule; subject; tributary.
Ditokous (a.) Having two kinds of young, as certain annelids.
Ditokous (a.) Producing only two eggs for a clutch, as certain birds do.
Ditrichotomous (a.) Divided into twos or threes.
Ditrichotomous (a.) Dividing into double or treble ramifications; -- said of a leaf or stem.
Ditrochean (a.) Containing two trochees.
Dittied (a.) Set, sung, or composed as a ditty; -- usually in composition.
Diuretic (a.) Tending to increase the secretion and discharge of urine.
Diuretical (a.) Diuretic.
Diurnal (a.) Relating to the daytime; belonging to the period of daylight, distinguished from the night; -- opposed to nocturnal; as, diurnal heat; diurnal hours.
Diurnal (a.) Daily; recurring every day; performed in a day; going through its changes in a day; constituting the measure of a day; as, a diurnal fever; a diurnal task; diurnal aberration, or diurnal parallax; the diurnal revolution of the earth.
Diurnal (a.) Opening during the day, and closing at night; -- said of flowers or leaves.
Diurnal (a.) Active by day; -- applied especially to the eagles and hawks among raptorial birds, and to butterflies (Diurna) among insects.
Diurnal (a.) A daybook; a journal.
Diurnal (a.) A small volume containing the daily service for the "little hours," viz., prime, tierce, sext, nones, vespers, and comp
Diurnal (a.) A diurnal bird or insect.
Diuturnal (a.) Of long continuance; lasting.
Divalent (a.) Having two units of combining power; bivalent. Cf. Valence.
Divaricate (a.) Diverging; spreading asunder; widely diverging.
Divaricate (a.) Forking and diverging; widely diverging; as the branches of a tree, or as
Divast (a.) Devastated; laid waste.
Divellent (a.) Drawing asunder.
Divergent (a.) Receding farther and farther from each other, as
Divergent (a.) Causing divergence of rays; as, a divergent lens.
Divergent (a.) Fig.: Disagreeing from something given; differing; as, a divergent statement.
Diverging (a.) Tending in different directions from a common center; spreading apart; divergent.
Divers (a.) Different in kind or species; diverse.
Divers (a.) Several; sundry; various; more than one, but not a great number; as, divers philosophers. Also used substantively or pronominally.
Diverse (a.) Different; unlike; dissimilar; distinct; separate.
Diverse (a.) Capable of various forms; multiform.
Diversifiable (a.) Capable of being diversified or varied.
Diversified (a.) Distinguished by various forms, or by a variety of aspects or objects; variegated; as, diversified scenery or landscape.
Diversiform (a.) Of a different form; of varied forms.
Diversiloquent (a.) Speaking in different ways.
Diversivolent (a.) Desiring different things.
Diversory (a.) Serving or tending to divert; also, distinguishing.
Divertible (a.) Capable of being diverted.
Diverticular (a.) Pertaining to a diverticulum.
Diverting (a.) Amusing; entertaining.
Divertive (a.) Tending to divert; diverting; amusing; interesting.
Divestible (a.) Capable of being divested.
Dividable (a.) Capable of being divided; divisible.
Dividable (a.) Divided; separated; parted.
Dividant (a.) Different; distinct.
Divided (a.) Parted; disunited; distributed.
Divided (a.) Cut into distinct parts, by incisions which reach the midrib; -- said of a leaf.
Dividing (a.) That divides; separating; marking divisions; graduating.
Dividual (a.) Divided, shared, or participated in, in common with others.
Dividuous (a.) Divided; dividual.
Divinatory (a.) Professing, or relating to, divination.
Divine (a.) Of or belonging to God; as, divine perfections; the divine will.
Divine (a.) Proceeding from God; as, divine judgments.
Divine (a.) Appropriated to God, or celebrating his praise; religious; pious; holy; as, divine service; divine songs; divine worship.
Divine (a.) Pertaining to, or proceeding from, a deity; partaking of the nature of a god or the gods.
Divine (a.) Godlike; heavenly; excellent in the highest degree; supremely admirable; apparently above what is human. In this application, the word admits of comparison; as, the divinest mind. Sir J. Davies.
Divine (a.) Presageful; foreboding; prescient.
Divine (a.) Relating to divinity or theology.
Divine (a.) One skilled in divinity; a theologian.
Divine (a.) A minister of the gospel; a priest; a clergyman.
Diving (a.) That dives or is used or diving.
Divining (a.) That divines; for divining.
Divinity (a.) The state of being divine; the nature or essence of God; deity; godhead.
Divinity (a.) The Deity; the Supreme Being; God.
Divinity (a.) A pretended deity of pagans; a false god.
Divinity (a.) A celestial being, inferior to the supreme God, but superior to man.
Divinity (a.) Something divine or superhuman; supernatural power or virtue; something which inspires awe.
Divinity (a.) The science of divine things; the science which treats of God, his laws and moral government, and the way of salvation; theology.
Divisible (a.) Capable of being divided or separated.
Divisional (a.) That divides; pertaining to, making, or noting, a division; as, a divisional
Divisionary (a.) Divisional.
Divisive (a.) Indicating division or distribution.
Divisive (a.) Creating, or tending to create, division, separation, or difference.
Divorceable (a.) Capable of being divorced.
Divorceless (a.) Incapable of being divorced or separated; free from divorce.
Divorcible (a.) Divorceable.
Divorcive (a.) Having power to divorce; tending to divorce.
Divulgate (a.) Published.
Divulsive (a.) Tending to pull asunder, tear, or rend; distracting.
Doable (a.) Capable of being done.
Docent (a.) Serving to instruct; teaching.
Docetic (a.) Pertaining to, held by, or like, the Docetae.
Dochmiac (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, the dochmius.
Docible (a.) Easily taught or managed; teachable.
Docile (a.) Teachable; easy to teach; docible.
Docile (a.) Disposed to be taught; tractable; easily managed; as, a docile child.
Docimastic (a.) Proving by experiments or tests.
Doctoral (a.) Of or relating to a doctor, or to the degree of doctor.
Doctorly (a.) Like a doctor or learned man.
Doctrinable (a.) Of the nature of, or constituting, doctrine.
Doctrinal (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, doctrine or something taught and to be believed; as, a doctrinal observation.
Doctrinal (a.) Pertaining to, or having to do with, teaching.
Documental (a.) Of or pertaining to instruction.
Documental (a.) Of or pertaining to written evidence; documentary; as, documental testimony.
Documentary (a.) Pertaining to written evidence; contained or certified in writing.
Dodded (a.) Without horns; as, dodded cattle; without beards; as, dodded corn.
Doddered (a.) Shattered; infirm.
Dodecagynian (a.) Alt. of Dodecagynous
Dodecagynous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Dodecagynia; having twelve styles.
Dodecahedral (a.) Pertaining to, or like, a dodecahedion; consisting of twelve equal sides.
Dodecandrian (a.) Alt. of Dodecandrous
Dodecandrous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Dodecandria; having twelve stamens, or from twelve to nineteen.
Dodecastyle (a.) Having twelve columns in front.
Dodecasyllabic (a.) Having twelve syllables.
Doeglic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, the doegling; as, doeglic acid (Chem.), an oily substance resembling oleic acid.
Dogal (a.) Of or pertaining to a doge.
Dog-eared (a.) Having the corners of the leaves turned down and soiled by careless or long-continued usage; -- said of a book.
Dogeless (a.) Without a doge.
Dog-faced (a.) Having a face resembling that of a dog.
Dogged (a.) Sullen; morose.
Dogged (a.) Sullenly obstinate; obstinately determined or persistent; as, dogged resolution; dogged work.
Doggerel (a.) Low in style, and irregular in measure; as, doggerel rhymes.
Doggish (a.) Like a dog; having the bad qualities of a dog; churlish; growling; brutal.
Dog-headed (a.) Having a head shaped like that of a dog; -- said of certain baboons.
Dog-hearted (a.) Inhuman; cruel.
dog-legged (a.) Noting a flight of stairs, consisting of two or more straight portions connected by a platform (landing) or platforms, and running in opposite directions without an intervening wellhole.
Dogmatic (a.) Alt. of Dogmatical
Dogmatical (a.) Pertaining to a dogma, or to an established and authorized doctrine or tenet.
Dogmatical (a.) Asserting a thing positively and authoritatively; positive; magisterial; hence, arrogantly authoritative; overbearing.
Dogsick (a.) Sick as a dog sometimes is very sick.
Dog-weary (a.) Extremely weary.
Dokimastic (a.) Docimastic.
Dolabriform (a.) Shaped like the head of an ax or hatchet, as some leaves, and also certain organs of some shellfish.
Doleful (a.) Full of dole or grief; expressing or exciting sorrow; sorrowful; sad; dismal.
Dolent (a.) Sorrowful.
Doleritic (a.) Of the nature of dolerite; as, much lava is doleritic lava.
Dolesome (a.) Doleful; dismal; gloomy; sorrowful.
Dolichocephalic (a.) Alt. of Dolichocephalous
Dolichocephalous (a.) Having the cranium, or skull, long to its breadth; long-headed; -- opposed to brachycephalic.
Dolioform (a.) Barrel-shaped, or like a cask in form.
Dolomitic (a.) Pertaining to dolomite.
Doloriferous (a.) Producing pain.
Dolorific (a.) Alt. of Dolorifical
Dolorifical (a.) Causing pain or grief.
Dolorous (a.) Full of grief; sad; sorrowful; doleful; dismal; as, a dolorous object; dolorous discourses.
Dolorous (a.) Occasioning pain or grief; painful.
Doltish (a.) Doltlike; dull in intellect; stupid; blockish; as, a doltish clown.
Domable (a.) Capable of being tamed; tamable.
Domal (a.) Pertaining to a house.
Domanial (a.) Of or relating to a domain or to domains.
Domed (a.) Furnished with a dome; shaped like a dome.
Domestic (a.) Of or pertaining to one's house or home, or one's household or family; relating to home life; as, domestic concerns, life, duties, cares, happiness, worship, servants.
Domestic (a.) Of or pertaining to a nation considered as a family or home, or to one's own country; intestine; not foreign; as, foreign wars and domestic dissensions.
Domestic (a.) Remaining much at home; devoted to home duties or pleasures; as, a domestic man or woman.
Domestic (a.) Living in or near the habitations of man; domesticated; tame as distinguished from wild; as, domestic animals.
Domestic (a.) Made in one's own house, nation, or country; as, domestic manufactures, wines, etc.
Domestical (a.) Domestic.
Domesticant (a.) Forming part of the same family.
Domesticate (a.) To make domestic; to habituate to home life; as, to domesticate one's self.
Domesticate (a.) To cause to be, as it were, of one's family or country; as, to domesticate a foreign custom or word.
Domesticate (a.) To tame or reclaim from a wild state; as, to domesticate wild animals; to domesticate a plant.
Domical (a.) Relating to, or shaped like, a dome.
Domicillary (a.) Of or pertaining to a domicile, or the residence of a person or family.
Dominant (a.) Ruling; governing; prevailing; controlling; predominant; as, the dominant party, church, spirit, power.
Dominative (a.) Governing; ruling; imperious.
Domineering (a.) Ruling arrogantly; overbearing.
Dominical (a.) Indicating, or pertaining to, the Lord's day, or Sunday.
Dominical (a.) Relating to, or given by, our Lord; as, the dominical (or Lord's) prayer.
Dominican (a.) Of or pertaining to St. Dominic (Dominic de Guzman), or to the religions communities named from him.
Domitable (a.) That can be tamed.
Donable (a.) Capable of being donated or given.
Donatistic (a.) Pertaining to Donatism.
Donative (a.) Vested or vesting by donation; as, a donative advowson.
Done (a.) Given; executed; issued; made public; -- used chiefly in the clause giving the date of a proclamation or public act.
Doniferous (a.) Bearing gifts.
Do-nothing (a.) Doing nothing; inactive; idle; lazy; as, a do-nothing policy.
Doomful (a.) Full of condemnation or destructive power.
Doorless (a.) Without a door.
Dorian (a.) Of or pertaining to the ancient Greeks of Doris; Doric; as, a Dorian fashion.
Dorian (a.) Same as Doric, 3.
Doric (a.) Pertaining to Doris, in ancient Greece, or to the Dorians; as, the Doric dialect.
Doric (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, the oldest and simplest of the three orders of architecture used by the Greeks, but ranked as second of the five orders adopted by the Romans. See Abacus, Capital, Order.
Doric (a.) Of or relating to one of the ancient Greek musical modes or keys. Its character was adapted both to religions occasions and to war.
Dormant (a.) Sleeping; as, a dormant animal; hence, not in action or exercise; quiescent; at rest; in abeyance; not disclosed, asserted, or insisted on; as, dormant passions; dormant claims or titles.
Dormant (a.) In a sleeping posture; as, a lion dormant; -- distinguished from couchant.
Dormant (a.) A large beam in the roof of a house upon which portions of the other timbers rest or " sleep."
Dormitive (a.) Causing sleep; as, the dormitive properties of opium.
Dorsal (a.) Pertaining to, or situated near, the back, or dorsum, of an animal or of one of its parts; notal; tergal; neural; as, the dorsal fin of a fish; the dorsal artery of the tongue; -- opposed to ventral.
Dorsal (a.) Pertaining to the surface naturally inferior, as of a leaf.
Dorsal (a.) Pertaining to the surface naturally superior, as of a creeping hepatic moss.
Dorsal (a.) A hanging, usually of rich stuff, at the back of a throne, or of an altar, or in any similar position.
Dorsibranchiate (a.) Having branchiae along the back; belonging to the Dorsibranchiata.
Dorsiparous (a.) Same as Dorsiferous.
Dorsiventral (a.) Having distinct upper and lower surfaces, as most common leaves. The leaves of the iris are not dorsiventral.
Dorsiventral (a.) See Dorsoventral.
Dorsoventral (a.) From the dorsal to the ventral side of an animal; as, the dorsoventral axis.
Dotal (a.) Pertaining to dower, or a woman's marriage portion; constituting dower, or comprised in it.
Dotardly (a.) Foolish; weak.
Doted (a.) Stupid; foolish.
Doted (a.) Half-rotten; as, doted wood.
Doting (a.) That dotes; silly; excessively fond.
Dotish (a.) Foolish; weak; imbecile.
Dotted (a.) Marked with, or made of, dots or small spots; diversified with small, detached objects.
Dotterel (a.) Decayed.
Doty (a.) Half-rotten; as, doty timber.
Double (a.) Twofold; multiplied by two; increased by its equivalent; made twice as large or as much, etc.
Double (a.) Being in pairs; presenting two of a kind, or two in a set together; coupled.
Double (a.) Divided into two; acting two parts, one openly and the other secretly; equivocal; deceitful; insincere.
Double (a.) Having the petals in a flower considerably increased beyond the natural number, usually as the result of cultivation and the expense of the stamens, or stamens and pistils. The white water lily and some other plants have their blossoms naturally double.
Double (a.) To increase by adding an equal number, quantity, length, value, or the like; multiply by two; to double a sum of money; to double a number, or length.
Double (a.) To make of two thicknesses or folds by turning or bending together in the middle; to fold one part upon another part of; as, to double the leaf of a book, and the like; to clinch, as the fist; -- often followed by up; as, to double up a sheet of paper or cloth.
Double (a.) To be the double of; to exceed by twofold; to contain or be worth twice as much as.
Double (a.) To pass around or by; to march or sail round, so as to reverse the direction of motion.
Double (a.) To unite, as ranks or files, so as to form one from each two.
Double-acting (a.) Acting or operating in two directions or with both motions; producing a twofold result; as, a double-acting engine or pump.
Double-banked (a.) Applied to a kind of rowing in which the rowers sit side by side in twos, a pair of oars being worked from each bank or thwart.
Double-barreled (a.) Alt. of -barrelled
-barrelled (a.) Having two barrels; -- applied to a gun.
Double-breasted (a.) Folding or lapping over on the breast, with a row of buttons and buttonholes on each side; as, a double-breasted coat.
Double-dyed (a.) Dyed twice; thoroughly or intensely colored; hence; firmly fixed in opinions or habits; as, a double-dyed villain.
Double-eyed (a.) Having a deceitful look.
Double-faced (a.) Having two faces designed for use; as, a double-faced hammer.
Double-faced (a.) Deceitful; hypocritical; treacherous.
Double-handed (a.) Having two hands.
Double-handed (a.) Deceitful; deceptive.
Double-headed (a.) Having two heads; bicipital.
Doublehearted (a.) Having a false heart; deceitful; treacherous.
Double-hung (a.) Having both sashes hung with weights and cords; -- said of a window.
Double-milled (a.) Twice milled or fulled, to render more compact or fine; -- said of cloth; as, double-milled kerseymere.
Doubleminded (a.) Having different minds at different times; unsettled; undetermined.
Double-quick (a.) Of, or performed in, the fastest time or step in marching, next to the run; as, a double-quick step or march.
Doublet (a.) Two of the same kind; a pair; a couple.
Doublet (a.) A word or words unintentionally doubled or set up a second time.
Doublet (a.) A close-fitting garment for men, covering the body from the neck to the waist or a little below. It was worn in Western Europe from the 15th to the 17th century.
Doublet (a.) A counterfeit gem, composed of two pieces of crystal, with a color them, and thus giving the appearance of a naturally colored gem. Also, a piece of paste or glass covered by a veneer of real stone.
Doublet (a.) An arrangement of two lenses for a microscope, designed to correct spherical aberration and chromatic dispersion, thus rendering the image of an object more clear and distinct.
Doublet (a.) Two dice, each of which, when thrown, has the same number of spots on the face lying uppermost; as, to throw doublets.
Doublet (a.) A game somewhat like backgammon.
Doublet (a.) One of two or more words in the same language derived by different courses from the same original from; as, crypt and grot are doublets; also, guard and ward; yard and garden; abridge and abbreviate, etc.
Doublethreaded (a.) Consisting of two threads twisted together; using two threads.
Doublethreaded (a.) Having two screw threads instead of one; -- said of a screw in which the pitch is equal to twice the distance between the centers of adjacent threads.
Double-tongued (a.) Making contrary declarations on the same subject; deceitful.
Doubloon (a.) A Spanish gold coin, no longer issued, varying in value at different times from over fifteen dollars to about five. See Doblon in Sup.
Doubtable (a.) Capable of being doubted; questionable.
Doubtable (a.) Worthy of being feared; redoubtable.
Doubtful (a.) Not settled in opinion; undetermined; wavering; hesitating in belief; also used, metaphorically, of the body when its action is affected by such a state of mind; as, we are doubtful of a fact, or of the propriety of a measure.
Doubtful (a.) Admitting of doubt; not obvious, clear, or certain; questionable; not decided; not easy to be defined, classed, or named; as, a doubtful case, hue, claim, title, species, and the like.
Doubtful (a.) Characterized by ambiguity; dubious; as, a doubtful expression; a doubtful phrase.
Doubtful (a.) Of uncertain issue or event.
Doubtful (a.) Fearful; apprehensive; suspicious.
Doubting (a.) That is uncertain; that distrusts or hesitates; having doubts.
Doubtless (a.) Free from fear or suspicion.
Doubtous (a.) Doubtful.
Douce (a.) Sweet; pleasant.
Douce (a.) Sober; prudent; sedate; modest.
Dough-baked (a.) Imperfectly baked; hence, not brought to perfection; unfinished; also, of weak or dull understanding.
Dough-faced (a.) Easily molded; pliable.
Dough-kneaded (a.) Like dough; soft.
Doughy (a.) Like dough; soft and heavy; pasty; crude; flabby and pale; as, a doughy complexion.
Dour (a.) Hard; inflexible; obstinate; sour in aspect; hardy; bold.
Dove-eyed (a.) Having eyes like a dove; meekeyed; as, dove-eyed Peace.
Dovelike (a.) Mild as a dove; gentle; pure and lovable.
Dovish (a.) Like a dove; harmless; innocent.
Dowdyish (a.) Like a dowdy.
Dowerless (a.) Destitute of dower; having no marriage portion.
Down (a.) Downcast; as, a down look.
Down (a.) Downright; absolute; positive; as, a down denial.
Down (a.) Downward; going down; sloping; as, a down stroke; a down grade; a down train on a railway.
Downcast (a.) Cast downward; directed to the ground, from bashfulness, modesty, dejection, or guilt.
Downfallen (a.) Fallen; ruined.
Downfalling (a.) Falling down.
Downgyved (a.) Hanging down like gyves or fetters.
Downhearted (a.) Dejected; low-spirited.
Downhill (a.) Declivous; descending; sloping.
Downlooked (a.) Having a downcast countenance; dejected; gloomy; sullen.
Downright (a.) Plain; direct; unceremonious; blunt; positive; as, he spoke in his downright way.
Downright (a.) Open; artless; undisguised; absolute; unmixed; as, downright atheism.
Downstairs (a.) Below stairs; as, a downstairs room.
Downsteepy (a.) Very steep.
Downtrod (a.) Alt. of Downtrodden
Downtrodden (a.) Trodden down; trampled down; abused by superior power.
Downward (a.) Moving or extending from a higher to a lower place; tending toward the earth or its center, or toward a lower level; declivous.
Downward (a.) Descending from a head, origin, or source; as, a downward
Downward (a.) Tending to a lower condition or state; depressed; dejected; as, downward thoughts.
Downy (a.) Covered with down, or with pubescence or soft hairs.
Downy (a.) Made of, or resembling, down. Hence, figuratively: Soft; placid; soothing; quiet.
Downy (a.) Cunning; wary.
Dowral (a.) Of or relating to a dower.
Doxological (a.) Pertaining to doxology; giving praise to God.
Dozenth (a.) Twelfth.
Dozy (a.) Drowsy; inc
Dozzled (a.) Stupid; heavy.
Drab (a.) Of a color between gray and brown.
Drabbish (a.) Somewhat drab in color.
Drabbish (a.) Having the character of a drab or low wench.
Draconian (a.) Pertaining to Draco, a famous lawgiver of Athens, 621 b. c.
Draconic (a.) Relating to Draco, the Athenian lawgiver; or to the constellation Draco; or to dragon's blood.
Dracontic (a.) Belonging to that space of time in which the moon performs one revolution, from ascending node to ascending node. See Dragon's head, under Dragon.
Dracontine (a.) Belonging to a dragon.
Draffish (a.) Worthless; draffy.
Draffy (a.) Dreggy; waste; worthless.
Draft (a.) Pertaining to, or used for, drawing or pulling (as vehicles, loads, etc.). Same as Draught.
Draft (a.) Relating to, or characterized by, a draft, or current of air. Same as Draught.
Draggle-tailed (a.) Untidy; sluttish; slatternly.
Dragonish (a.) resembling a dragon.
Dragonlike (a.) Like a dragon.
Drainable (a.) Capable of being drained.
Dramatic (a.) Alt. of Dramatical
Dramatical (a.) Of or pertaining to the drama; appropriate to, or having the qualities of, a drama; theatrical; vivid.
Dramatizable (a.) Capable of being dramatized.
Dramaturgic (a.) Relating to dramaturgy.
Draperied (a.) Covered or supplied with drapery.
Drastic (a.) Acting rapidly and violently; efficacious; powerful; -- opposed to bland; as, drastic purgatives.
Drasty (a.) Filthy; worthless.
Draught (a.) Used for drawing vehicles, loads, etc.; as, a draught beast; draught hooks.
Draught (a.) Relating to, or characterized by, a draft, or current of air.
Draught (a.) Used in making drawings; as, draught compasses.
Draught (a.) Drawn directly from the barrel, or other receptacle, in distinction from bottled; on draught; -- said of ale, cider, and the like.
Draughty (a.) Pertaining to a draught, or current of air; as, a draughtly, comfortless room.
Dravidian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Dravida.
Drawable (a.) Capable of being drawn.
Dread (a.) Exciting great fear or apprehension; causing terror; frightful; dreadful.
Dread (a.) Inspiring with reverential fear; awful' venerable; as, dread sovereign; dread majesty; dread tribunal.
Dreadable (a.) Worthy of being dreaded.
Dread-bolted (a.) Armed with dreaded bolts.
Dreadful (a.) Full of dread or terror; fearful.
Dreadful (a.) Inspiring dread; impressing great fear; fearful; terrible; as, a dreadful storm.
Dreadful (a.) Inspiring awe or reverence; awful.
Dreadless (a.) Free from dread; fearless; intrepid; dauntless; as, dreadless heart.
Dreadless (a.) Exempt from danger which causes dread; secure.
Dreadly (a.) Dreadful.
Dreamful (a.) Full of dreams.
Dreamless (a.) Free from, or without, dreams.
Drear (a.) Dismal; gloomy with solitude.
Drearisome (a.) Very dreary.
Dree (a.) Wearisome; tedious.
Dreggish (a.) Foul with lees; feculent.
Dreggy (a.) Containing dregs or lees; muddy; foul; feculent.
Dressy (a.) Showy in dress; attentive to dress.
Dreye (a.) Dry.
Drift (a.) That causes drifting or that is drifted; movable by wind or currents; as, drift currents; drift ice; drift mud.
Driftless (a.) Having no drift or direction; without aim; purposeless.
Drifty (a.) Full of drifts; tending to form drifts, as snow, and the like.
Drinkable (a.) Capable of being drunk; suitable for drink; potable. Macaulay. Also used substantively, esp. in the plural.
Drinkless (a.) Destitute of drink.
Dripple (a.) Weak or rare.
Driving (a.) Having great force of impulse; as, a driving wind or storm.
Driving (a.) Communicating force; impelling; as, a driving shaft.
Drizzly (a.) Characterized by small rain, or snow; moist and disagreeable.
Droitural (a.) relating to the mere right of property, as distinguished from the right of possession; as, droitural actions.
Drollish (a.) Somewhat droll.
Dromaeognathous (a.) Having the structure of the palate like that of the ostrich and emu.
Dronish (a.) Like a drone; indolent; slow.
Dronkelewe (a.) Given to drink; drunken.
Drony (a.) Like a drone; sluggish; lazy.
Dropsical (a.) Diseased with dropsy; hydropical; tending to dropsy; as, a dropsical patient.
Dropsical (a.) Of or pertaining to dropsy.
Dropsied (a.) Diseased with drops.
Drossless (a.) Free from dross.
Droughty (a.) Characterized by drought; wanting rain; arid; adust.
Droughty (a.) Dry; thirsty; wanting drink.
Droumy (a.) Troubled; muddy.
Drouthy (a.) Droughty.
Drovy (a.) Turbid; muddy; filthy.
Druidic (a.) Alt. of Druidical
Druidical (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the Druids.
Druidish (a.) Druidic.
Drumly (a.) Turbid; muddy.
Drunk (a.) Intoxicated with, or as with, strong drink; inebriated; drunken; -- never used attributively, but always predicatively; as, the man is drunk (not, a drunk man).
Drunk (a.) Drenched or saturated with moisture or liquid.
Drupaceous (a.) Producing, or pertaining to, drupes; having the form of drupes; as, drupaceous trees or fruits.
Drupal (a.) Drupaceous.
Drusy (a.) Alt. of Drused
Drused (a.) Covered with a large number of minute crystals.
Druxey (a.) Alt. of Druxy
Druxy (a.) Having decayed spots or streaks of a whitish color; -- said of timber.
Dry (a.) To make dry; to free from water, or from moisture of any kind, and by any means; to exsiccate; as, to dry the eyes; to dry one's tears; the wind dries the earth; to dry a wet cloth; to dry hay.
Dry-boned (a.) Having dry bones, or bones without flesh.
Dry-eyed (a.) Not having tears in the eyes.
Dry-fisted (a.) Niggardly.
Drying (a.) Adapted or tending to exhaust moisture; as, a drying wind or day; a drying room.
Drying (a.) Having the quality of rapidly becoming dry.
Dry-shod (a.) Without wetting the feet.
Dry-stone (a.) Constructed of uncemented stone.
Dual (a.) Expressing, or consisting of, the number two; belonging to two; as, the dual number of nouns, etc. , in Greek.
Dualistic (a.) Consisting of two; pertaining to dualism or duality.
Dubious (a.) Doubtful or not settled in opinion; being in doubt; wavering or fluctuating; undetermined.
Dubious (a.) Occasioning doubt; not clear, or obvious; equivocal; questionable; doubtful; as, a dubious answer.
Dubious (a.) Of uncertain event or issue; as, in dubious battle.
Dubitable (a.) Liable to be doubted; uncertain.
Dubitative (a.) Tending to doubt; doubtful.
Ducal (a.) Of or pertaining to a duke.
Duck-billed (a.) Having a bill like that of a duck.
Duck-legged (a.) Having short legs, like a waddling duck; short-legged.
Duck's-bill (a.) Having the form of a duck's bill.
Ductible (a.) Capable of being drawn out
Ductile (a.) Easily led; tractable; complying; yielding to motives, persuasion, or instruction; as, a ductile people.
Ductile (a.) Capable of being elongated or drawn out, as into wire or threads.
Ductless (a.) Having to duct or outlet; as, a ductless gland.
Dudgeon (a.) Homely; rude; coarse.
Dudish (a.) Like, or characterized of, a dude.
Due (a.) Owed, as a debt; that ought to be paid or done to or for another; payable; owing and demandable.
Due (a.) Justly claimed as a right or property; proper; suitable; becoming; appropriate; fit.
Due (a.) Such as (a thing) ought to be; fulfilling obligation; proper; lawful; regular; appointed; sufficient; exact; as, due process of law; due service; in due time.
Due (a.) Appointed or required to arrive at a given time; as, the steamer was due yesterday.
Due (a.) Owing; ascribable, as to a cause.
Dueful (a.) Fit; becoming.
Dulcet (a.) Sweet to the taste; luscious.
Dulcet (a.) Sweet to the ear; melodious; harmonious.
Dulcified (a.) Sweetened; mollified.
Dulcifluous (a.) Flowing sweetly.
Dullard (a.) Stupid.
Dull-brained (a.) Stupid; doltish.
Dull-browed (a.) Having a gloomy look.
Dull-eyed (a.) Having eyes wanting brightness, live
Dullish (a.) Somewhat dull; uninteresting; tiresome.
Dull-sighted (a.) Having poor eyesight.
Dullsome (a.) Dull.
Dull-witted (a.) Stupid.
Dumal (a.) Pertaining to, or set with, briers or bushes; brambly.
Dumb (a.) Destitute of the power of speech; unable; to utter articulate sounds; as, the dumb brutes.
Dumb (a.) Not willing to speak; mute; silent; not speaking; not accompanied by words; as, dumb show.
Dumb (a.) Lacking brightness or clearness, as a color.
Dumetose (a.) Dumose.
Dummy (a.) Silent; mute; noiseless; as a dummy engine.
Dummy (a.) Fictitious or sham; feigned; as, a dummy watch.
Dumose (a.) Alt. of Dumous
Dumous (a.) Abounding with bushes and briers.
Dumous (a.) Having a compact, bushy form.
Dumpish (a.) Dull; stupid; sad; moping; melancholy.
Dun (a.) Of a dark color; of a color partaking of a brown and black; of a dull brown color; swarthy.
Duncical (a.) Like a dunce; duncish.
Duncish (a.) Somewhat like a dunce.
Dunder-headed (a.) Thick-headed; stupid.
Dungy (a.) Full of dung; filthy; vile; low.
Dunnish (a.) Inc
Dunnock (a.) The hedge sparrow or hedge accentor.
Dunny (a.) Deaf; stupid.
Dunted (a.) Beaten; hence, blunted.
Duodecennial (a.) Consisting of twelve years.
Duodecimal (a.) Proceeding in computation by twelves; expressed in the scale of twelves.
Duodecimfid (a.) Divided into twelve parts.
Duodecimo (a.) Having twelve leaves to a sheet; as, a duodecimo from, book, leaf, size, etc.
Duodecuple (a.) Consisting of twelves.
Duodenal (a.) Of or pertaining to the duodenum; as, duodenal digestion.
Duodenary (a.) Containing twelve; twelvefold; increasing by twelves; duodecimal.
Duoliteral (a.) Consisting of two letters only; biliteral.
Dupable (a.) Capable of being duped.
Duple (a.) Double.
Duplex (a.) Double; twofold.
Duplicate (a.) Double; twofold.
Duplicative (a.) Having the quality of duplicating or doubling.
Duplicative (a.) Having the quality of subdividing into two by natural growth.
Dur (a.) Major; in the major mode; as, C dur, that is, C major.
Durable (a.) Able to endure or continue in a particular condition; lasting; not perishable or changeable; not wearing out or decaying soon; enduring; as, durable cloth; durable happiness.
Dural (a.) Pertaining to the dura, or dura mater.
Durative (a.) Continuing; not completed; implying duration.
Dure (a.) Hard; harsh; severe; rough; toilsome.
Dure (a.) To last; to continue; to endure.
Dureful (a.) Lasting.
Dureless (a.) Not lasting.
Durous (a.) Hard.
Durylic (a.) Pertaining to, allied to, or derived from, durene; as, durylic acid.
Dusk (a.) Tending to darkness or blackness; moderately dark or black; dusky.
Duskish (a.) Somewhat dusky.
Dusky (a.) Partially dark or obscure; not luminous; dusk; as, a dusky valley.
Dusky (a.) Tending to blackness in color; partially black; dark-colored; not bright; as, a dusky brown.
Dusky (a.) Gloomy; sad; melancholy.
Dusky (a.) Intellectually clouded.
Dustless (a.) Without dust; as a dustless path.
Dutch (a.) Pertaining to Holland, or to its inhabitants.
Duteous (a.) Fulfilling duty; dutiful; having the sentiments due to a superior, or to one to whom respect or service is owed; obedient; as, a duteous son or daughter.
Duteous (a.) Subservient; obsequious.
Dutiable (a.) Subject to the payment of a duty; as dutiable goods.
Dutied (a.) Subjected to a duty.
Dutiful (a.) Performing, or ready to perform, the duties required by one who has the right to claim submission, obedience, or deference; submissive to natural or legal superiors; obedient, as to parents or superiors; as, a dutiful son or daughter; a dutiful ward or servant; a dutiful subject.
Dutiful (a.) Controlled by, proceeding from, a sense of duty; respectful; deferential; as, dutiful affection.
Duumviral (a.) Of or belonging to the duumviri or the duumvirate.
Dwale (a.) The deadly nightshade (Atropa Belladonna), having stupefying qualities.
Dwale (a.) The tincture sable or black when blazoned according to the fantastic system in which plants are substituted for the tinctures.
Dwale (a.) A sleeping potion; an opiate.
Dwarfish (a.) Like a dwarf; below the common stature or size; very small; petty; as, a dwarfish animal, shrub.
Dwarfy (a.) Much undersized.
Dyad (a.) Having a valence or combining power of two; capable of being substituted for, combined with, or replaced by, two atoms of hydrogen; as, oxygen and calcium are dyad elements. See Valence.
Dyadic (a.) Pertaining to the number two; of two parts or elements.
Dying (a.) In the act of dying; destined to death; mortal; perishable; as, dying bodies.
Dying (a.) Of or pertaining to dying or death; as, dying bed; dying day; dying words; also, simulating a dying state.
Dynametrical (a.) Pertaining to a dynameter.
Dynamic (a.) Alt. of Dynamical
Dynamical (a.) Of or pertaining to dynamics; belonging to energy or power; characterized by energy or production of force.
Dynamical (a.) Relating to physical forces, effects, or laws; as, dynamical geology.
Dynamo-electric (a.) Pertaining to the development of electricity, especially electrical currents, by power; producing electricity or electrical currents by mechanical power.
Dynamometric (a.) Alt. of Dynamometrical
Dynamometrical (a.) Relating to a dynamometer, or to the measurement of force doing work; as, dynamometrical instruments.
Dynastic (a.) Of or relating to a dynasty or
Dynastical (a.) Dynastic.
Dysenteric (a.) Alt. of Dysenterical
Dysenterical (a.) Of or pertaining to dysentery; having dysentery; as, a dysenteric patient.
Dysgenesic (a.) Not procreating or breeding freely; as, one race may be dysgenesic with respect to another.
Dyslogistic (a.) Unfavorable; not commendatory; -- opposed to eulogistic.
Dyspeptic (a.) Alt. of Dyspeptical
Dyspeptical (a.) Pertaining to dyspepsia; having dyspepsia; as, a dyspeptic or dyspeptical symptom.
Dyspnoic (a.) Affected with shortness of breath; relating to dyspnoea.
Dystome (a.) Cleaving with difficulty.
Dysuric (a.) Pertaining to, or afflicted with, dysury.
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Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".